Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea

Size: 5 1/2"

Male: (Shown) Vibrant blue finch-like bird. Scattered dark markings on wings and tail.

Female: Light brown bird with faint markings

Juvenile: Similar to female.

Nest: Female builds cup nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 3-4; pale blue without markings

Incubation: 12-13 days; female incubates

Fledging: 10-11 days; female feeds young

Migration: The Indigo Bunting is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.

Food: Insects, seeds, fruit, and will come to seed feeders.

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