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Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us...
Psalms 90: 17.
We see more of the male Indigo Bunting than we do the female and I have shot very few pictures of the female, who is not quite as striking as the deep blue colored male. yet I believe she has her own beauty with a few streaks of blue showing through her feathers and her tail.
Passerina Cyanea (Latin name) info from Kaufman Field Guide To Birds Of North America below:
A classic summer bird of the rural east, in farmland brushy pastures, woodland edges. Indigo-blue males (looking black at a distance) sing from wires, bush tops.
Scarce in the west. Flocks of migrants feed on the ground near woods in spring and fall. Adult male is dark blue in spring/summer. Female and fall male are brown, usually with fine streaks on chest, blue tinge on tail. One- year old male in summer may be blue with white belly. Song bright, sweet phrases. the notes often in pairs: weet weet, tsnew tsnew, jif jif, etc. Call notes: hard spuk and thin bzzzt.
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