adult male; indgo-blue all over; small bill (Michigan; 2007-08-18)

Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea

Native Range: North America

Notes: in the USA, the eastern counterpart of the western Lazuli Bunting; found in open areas near brush or trees; strong sexual dimorphism, with the female being buffy whereas the male is blue; song a series of paired notes, look-look, here-here, here-here, the second pair in the series being higher-pitched than the others.

juvenile male with hints of blue; resembles female (Michigan; 2007-08-18)