Lazuli Bunting

The lazuli bunting (Passerina amoena) is a North American songbird in the Cardinalidae family. It breeds mostly west of the 100th meridian from southern Canada to northern Texas, central New Mexico and Arizona, and southern California. On the Pacific coast its breeding range extends south to extreme northwestern Baja California. It migrates to southeastern Arizona and Mexico.

Lazuli buntings’ habitat is brushy areas and sometimes weedy pastures, generally well-watered, and sometimes in towns.

They eat mostly seeds and insects. They may feed conspicuously on the ground or in bushes, but singing males are often very elusive in treetops.

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