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Paul's Bunting
Paul's Bunting
An adult Paul's Bunting.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Clade: Nine-primaried oscines
Epifamily: Icteroidae
Clade: Thraupid group
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Passerina
Species: P. pauli
Binomial name
Passerina pauli
Hellstern, Travis, 2314

Paul's Bunting, Passerina pauli (pass-er-EYE-nah[1] PAWL-eye) is a species of bunting in the cardinal family. It is closely related to the Indigo Bunting. It is found throughout Devonshire, Shire, Aquitani and Gaul. It migrates to southern Africa.[alt. univ.]

Other names

Hellstern's Bunting; Pink-breasted Bunting; African Painted Bunting.

Description

Both sexes are an iridescent blue, with a red belly.

Similar species

Indigo Bunting is all blue, with no pinkish-red. The Painted Bunting is similar, but has green instead of blue on its back.

Behaviour

Migrates at night.[1]

Diet

Calls

Reproduction

Males are polygynous, not unlike the Painted.[2]

Distribution/habitat

Lives in open areas, fields, forest edges, orchards, hedges, near creeks and riversides.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519. 
  2. ^ Parmalee, D.F. (1964). Survival in the painted bunting. Living Bird, 3rd annual, pp. 5-7.

Based on...

It is based on an Indigo Bunting and Painted Bunting.


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