When God  was finished creating N. American songbirds...He wiped off all His brushes onto this little fella and voilà... the Painted Bunting…. :))

When God was finished creating N. American songbirds...He wiped off all His brushes onto this little fella and voilà... the Painted Bunting…. :))

The painted bunting (Passerina ciris) not only has a brilliant red chin, chest and abdomen, but the rest of its plumage is similarly bold in shades of green, yellow and blue. As with most brightly colored species, however, females are much plainer and lack the bright colors of the male.

Pictures of the Reddest Birds Worldwide

The painted bunting (Passerina ciris) not only has a brilliant red chin, chest and abdomen, but the rest of its plumage is similarly bold in shades of green, yellow and blue. As with most brightly colored species, however, females are much plainer and lack the bright colors of the male.

29March2012  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.S. to have a blue head and red underparts.

29March2012 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.S. to have a blue head and red underparts.

PAINTED BUNTING Watercolor Bird Print by Dean by DeanCrouserArt

PAINTED BUNTING Watercolor Bird Print, Bird Painting, Bird Art by Dean Crouser

Painted Bunting female.  Saw one of these recently in my backyard!

Painted Bunting female. Saw one of these recently in my backyard!

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