Lazuli Bunting

Passerina amoena

This apparent adult male LAZULI BUNTING was photographed in Corner Brook this morning - if confirmed (and this photo pretty much does that), it would mark the first record of this western species for Newfoundland & Labrador!! WOW!!! - Photo: Bruce Rodriguez (September 10, 2013)

This apparent adult male LAZULI BUNTING was photographed in Corner Brook  – marking the first record of this western species for Newfoundland & Labrador.
– Photo: Bruce Rodriguez (September 10, 2013)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Occurs across the western half of the United States and the southernmost regions of British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba; wintering primarily in western Mexico

Record Details: One (very unexpected) record for Newfoundland – an apparent adult male was photographed in a backyard in Corner Brook on September 10, 2013. While it was seen only briefly and never refound, the description and photo are both convincing. (While a potential Indigo X Lazuli Bunting hybrid cannot be completely ruled out, the photo shows nothing to suggest that).

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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