Check Out The Orange Breasted Bunting In Brilliant Colors

The Orange Breasted Bunting

The Orange Breasted Bunting is a passerine bird in the family Cardinalidae. They are native to Mexico, where they inhabit tropical and subtropical dry forests and tropical and subtropical shrublands. Orange Breasted Buntings are scientifically named Passerina leclancherii

Just as its name implies, it has orange breasts combined with other vibrant colors such as blue, green, and yellow. Adult male buntings have a pale green crown, turquoise blue nape, and upper parts, which are tinged with green, followed by a turquoise tail. They have canary yellow lores, underparts, and eye rings with deepening to golden-orange on the breasts. 

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The Male adult bunting is measured around 5 inches in length, though they are slightly smaller than the rose-bellied bunting. 

Female buntings have grayish-green upper parts and yellow underparts. Both male and female birds have dark brown irises, and gray beaks and legs. 

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The Orange Breasted Bunting

The Orange Breasted Buntings can also be spotted in bushy deciduous forests, thorny thickets, and clearings, at an altitude of 3000 feet. They are well populated in secondary growth rather than undisturbed woods. 

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To know more about this pretty Orange Breasted Bunting, please be till the end of the article.

Have a look at the beautiful Orange Breasted Bunting. 

Male buntings can’t be ignored due to their striking blend of color.

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The Orange Breasted Bunting

Meet the female Orange Bunting.

However, they are sexually dimorphic, but females also look beautiful and pretty with their olive-green plumage. 

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The Orange Breasted Bunting females

Orange Breasted Buntings form small groups while foraging or can be seen in pairs as well. 

Where are they found?

The Orange Breasted Bunting range extends from the Pacific Coast, and they inhabit the tropical dry forest, arid scrubland, bushy deciduous woodland, clearings, and woodland edges, at an altitude of up to 3000 feet or 900 meters.

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However, the diet of Orange Breasted Bunting has not been studied yet, but generally, buntings are seedeaters.

Particularly their diet has not been studied but if it comes to buntings, they eat seeds, fruits, and invertebrates. In captivity, they also consume white millet, thistle seed, and hemp seed as well as hard apples, cocoons, and mealworms. 

The Orange Breasted Bunting

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The breeding season of Orange Breasted Buntings occurs from May to June (wet season).

They make cup-shaped nests by using dry leaves, grasses, and rootlets and lining them with soft fibers. Nests are built in a low lush or thick scrub. 

Female buntings lay a clutch of three to four bluish-white or greenish-white eggs.

The Orange Breasted Buntings have a wide range of population, and there have been no threats identified. They are provided a status of Least Concern by the IUCN. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this bird and article.

 

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