A male indigo bunting by Dawn Scranton

Where are they found?

Indigo buntings can be found in the summer in the southern and eastern parts of the United States. In the winter, they migrate to Central America. They spend most of their time on very high perching places, and when not perching, they prefer dense grasses and shrubbery.

What do they eat?

They mostly eat things that they can forage, such as seeds. They will also eat insects.

How do they act?

The indigo bunting is an incredibly vocal bird, singing for most of its waking time. The indigo bunting will forage on the ground for seeds and insects to eat, and they do so in large groups. However, during breeding season, they forage on their own.

Are they endangered?

Indigo buntings are listed as “Least Concern” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Bird Blurb

The indigo bunting female builds the nest during breeding season on her own, which can sometimes take up to eight days!


Why do you think indigo buntings are so blue?


Source: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Indigo_Bunting/lifehistory