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”.
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.
Morton Arboretum
Lisle, IL
Miller Meadow
Maywood, IL