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Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes >> Family Cardinalidae >> Genus Passerina

Painted Bunting (Unique ID: 5775)
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Species: Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris)
Location: Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma, United States
Age: ---     Plumage: ---     Activity: foraging/eating
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Bob Gress     Date: June 19, 2012
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 7.5

Notes: This bird was accompanying this adult male Summer Tanager, which gave it the insect shown in the photo above. Interspecific feeding by males of several other species of cardinalid has been documented previously, but to our knowledge this is the first known instance of such behavior by a Summer Tanager.


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