Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2006-21
(Transcribed from a written form by MGM)

Common name:

Painted Bunting

Scientific name: Passerina ciris
Date: May 10, 2006
Time: 10 AM
Length of time observed: 5 min.
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: M
Location: 1720 S Oak Springs, SLC, UT
County: [Salt Lake]
Distance to bird: 11 ft.
Optical equipment:  
Weather: clear
Light Conditions: sunny
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
abt 5" blue/purple head, green wings, red chest/under; rather puffy phiz
Song or call & method of delivery: not observed
Behavior: at feeder (varr. seeds without hulls ("no-waste")
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
lazuli bunting: lacks green, red, thinner/longer
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
P: frequently observed over decades, in s. ctr/Texas; L: frequently seen in first week of May at home feeder's
References consulted: Sibley; Peterson: Western Birds. Texas; Audubon NA Birds. Western Region
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: Harris Lenowitz
Observer's address: 1720 S Oak Springs, Salt Lake City, UT  84708
Observer's e-mail address:  
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 10 May
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