Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea

Photos by Peter LaTourrette.  North American Birds Photo Gallery

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Field Marks
  • Deep blue plumage (in poor light appears black)
  • Blackish wings and tail with blue edges


A common summer bird in the rural east, in farmland, brushy pastures, and woodland edges


Indigo Buntings are common summer residents in the metro Atlanta area.  They are often seen singing on power lines.