A little, adorable bird
A little, adorable bird wearing electric turquoise blue, green, and highlights of iridescent yellow and burnished orange.
A passerine bird belonging to the Cardinalidae family is the orange-breasted bunting (Passerina leclancherii).
The adult male is about 5 inches long, with a pale green head, a turquoise neck and upper parts that are usually green in color, and a turquoise tail.
The breast is golden-orange, while the eye-ring, tummy, and belly button are canary yellow.
The mature female’s upper parts are green, while her underparts are yellow.
Golden eye rings are worn by both sexes.
Only the Pacific coast of Mexico is home to this bird, which is native to that region.
These birds prefer arid scrubland, clearings, bushy deciduous woodlands, dry tropical forests, and elevations up to 3,000 feet. They also enjoy thorny thickets.
On the other hand, secondary growth is more prevalent than unaltered forests.
The birds’ beak are narrower than those of other cardinalids, and they prefer to graze on seeds in the winter and insects in the summer.
The Orange-breasted Bunting’s breeding season lasts from May through June.
A cup-shaped nest is built at this time out of rootlets, grasses, and dried leaves.
It is built in a low bush or tangle of brush. Three to four bluish-white eggs are laid inside in a clutch.