Blue Bunting

Blue Bunting
Credit: By Francisco Farriols Sarabia

Blue Buntings are relatively small birds.  The male is all-around blue.  There may be different tints and shades of blue, like sky blue on the forehead and cheek and a darker, blackish-blue on its chest and belly.

The female is a plain brown with some reddish color on the belly. Juveniles are more grayish blue with brownish bellies.

  • Cyanocompsa parellina
  • Length: 5.1 – 5.5 inches (13 – 14 cm)
  • Weight: 0.39 – 0.74 inches (9.8 – 21g)


Blue Buntings mainly live in Mexico and Central America but sometimes up into southern US states.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Blue Bunting in areas with dense vegetation like thickets and edges of tall forests. However, not much is known about the Blue Bunting’s feeding patterns and diet. 

Blue Buntings Song:


Nests of the Blue Bunting have little information. What is known is that nests were made of rootlets and fine plants to line the inside. Nests are found in bushes with 2-3 eggs in them.