Bird field guide
Bird identification [A-B]
Albatross, Black-footed bird pictures
Albatross, Laysan bird pictures
Albatross, Short-tailed bird pictures
Albatross, Sooty bird pictures
Albatross, Yellow-nosed bird pictures
Ani, Groove-billed bird pictures
Auklet, Cassin bird pictures
Auklet, Crested bird pictures
Auklet, Least bird pictures
Auklet, Paroquet bird pictures
Auklet, Rhinoceros bird pictures
Auklet, Whiskered bird pictures
Avocet bird pictures
Baldpate bird pictures
Bittern bird pictures
Bittern, Least bird pictures
Blackbird, Brewer bird picture
Blackbird, Red-Winged bird pictures
Blackbird, Rusty bird pictures
Blackbird, Yellow-Headed bird pictures
Blue-bill bird pictures
Bobolink bird pictures
Brant, Black bird pictures
Budgie (Budgerigar) bird pictures
Buffle-head bird pictures
Bunting, Indigo bird pictures
Bunting, Lark bird pictures
Bunting, Lazuli bird pictures
Bunting, Painted bird pictures
Bunting, Varied bird pictures<
Bird identification [C-D]
Bird identification [E-F]
Bird identification [G-H]
Bird identification [I-J]
Bird identification [K-L]
Bird identification [M-N]
Bird identification [O-P]
Bird identification [Q-R]
Bird identification [S-T]
Bird identification [U-V]
Bird identification [W-X]
Bird identification [Y-Z]
Bird watching diary
Bird field guide > Bird identification [A-B] > Bunting, Varied bird pictures
Bunting, Varied bird pictures
600. Passerina versicolor. 5 1/2 inches
This beautiful species is less common than any others of the genus and has a very restricted range in the United States.
The plumage of the male birds varies a great deal; that shown in the accompanying illustration is from a brightly colored specimen. They will average duller than this.
These birds frequent thickets or brush-studded pasture land.
Their song is described as weaker than that of the Indigo Bunting, but having much of the same character.
Nest. - Built of grasses, bark, and fine rootlets; a cup-shaped structure placed in forks of bushes, usually in tangled thickets. The three or four eggs cannot be distinguished from those of the last species.
Range. - The Lower Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas.
A sub-species (pulchra) is also found in Lower California and southern Arizona.