Painted Bunting origin

Kelly Cassidy lostriver at
Mon Mar 4 13:04:04 PST 2002

I think speculation about this bunting's origin based on feather color are
tenuous at best. A Painted Butning in Seattle this time of year might well
be having trouble finding a "normal" diet. Wild birds also show more
variation in color, due to diet or genetics, than field guides suggest.
What about the range in variation of House Finch colors?

Kelly Cassidy

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