WHAT’S IN A NAME
Lazuli Bunting – Passerina amoena
Identify Roots: (L. passerina, “sparrow-like” – amoena, “beautiful”)
The Lazuli Bunting males in breeding plumage have vivid blue on head, nape, again, and rump; cinnamon or rust band extending throughout higher breast and down flanks; white underparts; wing and tail feathers black with blue edges; 2 conspicuous white wing-bars; higher mandible black, decrease mandible gentle blue. Yearling males are inclined to have paler and duller blue feathers with brown or buff ideas, particularly on head, nape, and again, leading to uninteresting blue-brown, blotchy look.
DISTRIBUTION & OCCURRENCE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
The Lazuli Bunting is a Pretty Frequent Summer season Customer of the Sierra Nevada within the Foothill Woodland & Decrease Montane Chaparral biotic zones.
CONSERVATION STATUS – IUCN Pink Listing Class
Redlist Classification Justification: This species has an especially massive vary, the inhabitants development seems to be rising, and the inhabitants dimension is extraordinarily massive. For these causes the species is evaluated as Least Concern. (DataZone LABU Hyperlink)
PLAYING WITH PHOTOSHOP – Dry Brush Filter