Painted Buntings - Most Colorful Songbird Close-Up
About This Video:
Mature male Painted Buntings are known as the most colorful songbirds in North America - even rivaling the gaudiest of South American and tropical birds! This male has been hanging out in the Backyard in recent days. He is one of the most stunning I've ever seen and here he gives a rare extreme close-up. In fact, he gets so close to the lens he goes out of focus a bit, but if you've ever seen a Painted Bunting you'll never forget! Note that the dark tangle of dense scrub along a fence border is classic Bunting winter habitat and the dead foliage makes him stand out in stark contrast in mid-Winter.