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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Painted Bunting


I just love Painted Buntings, that's why my photo of one is on the cover of our new 'The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America." Painted Buntings winter in the southern half of Florida and may come to bird feeders. One place to see them is at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, FL.
The breeding range of Painted Buntings includes coastal southeast states, Gulf Coast states and up into OK, KS, AR, and MO. Occasionally they wander out of this area and have even been seen in New England. Wherever you see them you're lucky.

5 comments:

Kevin said...

That's a gorgeous Painted Bunting shot. I'll be visiting Ding Darling and Corkscrew Swamp in mid-late February. It sure would be cool to run into you both!

Linda Rockwell said...

Absolutely glorious photo of a beautiful bird!

bob zeller said...

I am happy to say that there are plenty of them out here in central West Texas. I have photographed many of them, as they are one of my favorites, too.

bob zeller said...

I am happy to say that there are plenty of them out here in central West Texas. I have photographed many of them, as they are one of my favorites, too.

Anonymous said...

I love them! Every year in the beganning of Jan. I start putting bird food out and I always get at less 3 males and 2 females. But this year I think I have counted 6 males and 3 females. they are so pretty.