Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea
 (L 5.5" WS 8" Wt 0.51 oz )
Loves to sing in spring and
summer...from dawn to dusk
...nicknamed “blue canaries”.
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL
01Jun11
Miller Meadow
Maywood, IL
07Jul11
female
Cry Baby Bunting
Daddy‘s gone a-hunting
Gone to fetch a rabbit skin
To wrap the Baby Bunting in
Cry Baby Bunting
        (Lullaby traced to 1784)
Lacks blue pigment...rather
microscopic structures in feathers
refract light to look blue.