Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
 The indigo bunting gets its common name from the color indigo which is a deep bright blue. However the feathers of the indigo bunting are not really blue. Just like the sky appears blue because particles in the air that reflect the blue light rays, microscopic structures on the buntings feathers reflect and refract blue light.
Indigo Bunting
Indigo buntings breed primarily in the south western and eastern United States. They are omnivorous and eat a variety of seeds, berries and insects. During the winter they migrate down to Mexico and Central America. 


10 comments:

Rebecca said...

One of my favorite "blue" birds. Love their song too... Great shots! :)

Neil said...

Beautiful shade of blue.

Roger Owen Green said...

Sounds like a baseball description!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Karen said...

Love that last shot!

Pheno Menon said...

That looks almost "iridescent" :)

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Huldra said...

What a beautiful "not blue"- bird. Lovelly shots! :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful photos! Great blue bird.

Ken Schneider said...

Nice images and interesting commentary.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Jeff What a gorgeous blue bird and well shot

FrancesandtheBee said...

Beautiful!