I've only seen one of these, but they are gorgeous! The Painting Bunting is nicknamed "Nonpareil", which in French means "without equal", which I think is highly appropriate for such a spectacular bird.
saw these beauties this week ~Painted-Bunting (Passerina ciris). A species of bird in the Cardinal family native to North America. The male is often described as the most beautiful bird in North America.
The Painted Bunting is one of the most brilliantly colored and visually striking birds in all of the United States. It is the only bird in the U. to have a blue head and red underparts. This bird constantly showed up outside my lanai
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