Varied Bunting

Passerina versicolor

ML245176981



eBird Checklist S70727686
Chipeta Dr, Ridgway
Ouray, Colorado, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 38.1482, -107.7591 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Male
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

original was underexposed so exposure was increased to show colors better. Apparently a first for Colorado.

Observation details

Small dark bunting. Originally hoped for an Indigo Bunting, but the bird had a red spot on the back of it's head. Blue gray body with lighter blue head and rump. Gray bill with curved culmen, dark mask around eyes and bill, red nape with various reddish plumage on back and belly. Bird was observed foraging in small willows along water ditch behind my house. The bird's vocalizations sounded like sharp "chip" call repeated every few seconds. Unfortunately, due to the low light conditions, I didn't know what I had observed until I reviewed my photos. A later attempt to locate the bird failed.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/800 sec
ISO
1250
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
825KB
Dimensions
935 x 748

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