Blue bunting

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Blue bunting
Blue Bunting, male.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Cyanocompsa
Species: C. parellina
Binomial name
Cyanocompsa parellina
(Linnaeus, 1766)

The blue bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina) is a species of passerine bird found in northern Central America. Measuring 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length with a wingspan of 8.5 inches (22 cm), it is one of the smaller members of its genus.[2][3] Like most buntings, the Blue Bunting is sexually dimorphic. The male has a dark blue body, with brighter blue highlights on the supercilium, forecrown, malar region, rump and lesser wing coverts. The female is an unstreaked warm brown, slightly paler below.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cyanocompsa parellina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Sibley, David Allen (2000). The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred Al Knopf. p. 470. ISBN 0-679-45122-6. 
  3. ^ Howell, Steve N. G.; Webb, Sophie (1995). A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. Oxford University Press. p. 685. ISBN 978-0-19-854012-0.