Save the Birds : Restored Birds of the New London Public Museum
Collection:
Natural History- Kroll, John
Object ID:
1932.12.36
Object Name:
Specimen, Taxidermied
Description:
Indigo Bunting. Male. On a double mount with a female. Small finch with brilliant, almost iridescent, blue plumage. Crown is darker blue with a purple tint. Wings and tail are black with blue edges. Feeds on insects, larvae, grains, seeds, berries. Short flights low over vegetation, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Spends winters in southern Florida and in the tropics.



Kingdom:
Animalia (Animals)
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Natural History Class:
Aves (Birds)
Natural History Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Grosbeaks)
Genus:
Passerina
Date:
1932
Species:
cyanea
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Indigo Bunting before restorationIndigo Bunting before restoration
After restorationAfter restoration