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Lazuli Bunting
(Passerina amoena)



The Lazuli Bunting is a migratory bird that breeds in low sage scrub and chaparral vegetation on hillsides and in or along water courses in the local mountains. Nests have been found from near sea level to over 7,500 feet. Breeding populations can be irruptive, meaning they vary in location and numbers from year to year. The vividly blue and rust colored male can usually be seen while singing from perches projecting above the low scrub vegetation from early April through August.

Status: Not protected
Nesting habitat: Along stream or nearby hillsides of coastal sage scrub, and chaparral
Diet: Insects, seeds, fruits, flower buds and blossoms
Breeding season begins: Early April
Nest type: Open cup
Typical number of eggs: 4
Incubated by: Female
Nestlings tended by: Both parents
Migratory: Yes
Active period on the Preserve: April through early July (see graph)

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