This video from the USA says about itself:
Painted Buntings – Up Close and Hungry!
4 February 2014
Painted Buntings feast on white millet. We have a small “flock” of 6 winter visitors – four “Greenies” which are either female or immature males and two mature males in classic colors. In the past we have had “banded” birds but have seen no bands indicating capture and release for two winters now. Population seems to be down, but that could just be a coincidence.
Considered the most spectacularly colored songbirds in North America they spend their day in heavy brush and come out to eat voraciously 4 or 5 time a day. This late afternoon video with low sun and tree branch shadows shows off the iridescent colors of the male well. Like Hummingbirds – how they appear depends a lot on sun and the angle of the sun.
The painted bunting is one of the candidates for inclusion in the new Cornell Lab birds colouring book.
From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA today:
America’s Favorite Birds: Vote to Pick Birds for Our Coloring Book!
The Cornell Lab Publishing Group is creating a coloring book—and you get to decide which birds are included! Vote on 42 birds; the 15 birds with the most votes will be illustrated. Cast your vote and receive a free downloadable coloring page and be entered for a chance to win a coloring book in fall 2016.
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