Indigo Bunting



Scientific name: Passerina cyanea

With a broad distribution in eastern North America, the Indigo Bunting is a complete migrant, meaning that all members of the population move south in the winter. Migration takes place at night, though Indigo Buntings sometimes continue their flight after daylight arrives.

Indigo Buntings frequently return to the same breeding area in subsequent years, with males doing so more often than females. The oldest known Indigo Bunting in the wild lived over eleven years.