Painted Bunting

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
9965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 400
Nearest Area
Yucatan
Town
Rio Lagartos
Notes
This painted bunting was photographed during a birding trip to Rio Lagartos, a small fishing village in the eastern Yucatan. The Gulf of Mexico lies just north of the town. The Yucatan is rich with bird life that includes shore birds, pelagics, and a wide variety of inland migratory birds.
Description
A beautiful, medium-sized bunting with bronze-green back and bright red rump and underparts. The head and nape are blue. The wings are dark with green shoulder patches. The female has green upper parts, yellow-green underparts and dark wings. Similar species include the Blue Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Lazuli Bunting, and Varied Bunting
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Date Added
August 10, 2019
Date Taken
February 18, 2016