Monday, April 13, 2009

Indigo Bunting

Thanks to all who bid

Indigo Bunting
This painting is 4 x 6", oil on board, unframed


Indigo Buntings live primarily in abandoned fields and clearings in the eastern part of the United States except for Florida where they are usually seen only during migratory periods. They do not have any blue pigment in their feathers. They are actually black with the diffraction of light causing them to appear blue. At one time they were caught and sold as caged songbirds. In Elizabethan days the Indigo Bunting was even eaten at important banquets.

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