Indigo Bunting

Species Details

This widespread and abundant finch favors brushy field edges openings within woodlands. Males are overall blue and females rich brown in color. The nest, a cup of grasses, bark strips, and sometimes shed snakeskin, can be found just three feet above the ground in shrubs or tall weeds. The tireless song is a high warble of consistently paired phrases: “spit-spit, chew-chew, here-here”.