Very curious about this bright visitor to our feeder

by Christina
(St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada)

Anyone know what this is?

Anyone know what this is?

Spotted this just now on our feeder. May 9 2014.


Oh, I think you have a male Indigo Bunting there!

I have lived in St Thomas for 35 years and have only spotted one twice, so you are very lucky to have seen this one!

You can see more pictures of the Indigo Bunting on Planet of Birds.

Thank you for sending this to us!

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Mar 06, 2017
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Bunting
by: Frank

Definitely an Indigo Bunting. Key to IDing beside the colour in the short, seed eating bill. Bluebirds of any kind belong to the Thrush family and have a pointed, thin bill.

May 14, 2016
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Blue Indigo Bunting
by: Darlene

Just saw this Indigo blue Bunting this morning for the second time in four years. Live in Pickering Ontario and it was in my back yard. Beautiful bird. Keep you eyes open. May 14 @ 9:00 am.

Thanks for letting us know Darlene - you won't believe this, but I saw an Indigo Bunting for the first time in ten years, this morning, in St Thomas, Ontario!

Sep 06, 2015
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Indigo bunting
by: Anonymous

Indigo Bunting - male

Dec 04, 2014
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I think I know who that is!
by: Anonymous

That seems to be the Mountain Bluebird (male). It's a gorgeous color! Good thing you got a snap of it!

I'm not sure that's what it is because the Mountain Bluebird is limited to western Canada and the USA (the Rocky Mountains and west of them). They don't travel to Southern Ontario.

May 17, 2014
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I saw one too!
by: Barb (your Webmistress)

Hi Christina - this is Barb, the webmistress of discover-southern-ontario.com. I have lived in St Thomas for over thirty years and have only seen Indigo Buntings twice, but yesterday I saw another one in my yard! I couldn't believe it! I saw one just after I posted your picture on my site. We live on the north side of St Thomas, not far from Waterworks Park.

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