Painted Bunting

Passerina ciris

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This male Painted Bunting showed up at a backyard feeder in Isle aux Morts on May 17, 2017 – just the third record of this brilliant visitor for Newfoundland. (Photo: Cindy Ingram)

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds in the southeastern United States and Mexico, wintering south to Central America. It is a rare visitor to the northeast.

Record Details: Three records for Newfoundland – all males photographed at feeders.

1) Stephenville Crossing, June 1 2008

2) Birchy Cove (Bonavista Bay), May 20 2010

3) Isle aux Morts, May 17-19 2017

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

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