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Lazuli bunting (female)
Passerina amoena

Lazuli bunting (female)
Lazuli bunting (female)
Lazuli bunting (female)

Size: 5.5 inches
Overall Color: grayish brown and grayish blue and black
Occurrence: open shrubby woodlands
Diet: insects, seeds
Nest: cup in shrub or small tree 1-10 ft high
Field Identification: bluish wings, buffy underneath, blue tail, grayish brown head, faint white wing bars
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 82 Cardinalidae (cardinals,grosbeaks,some buntings)
Genus: Passerina
Species: amoena

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