Utah Bird Profile
  Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea

Name Roots: (L. passer, "sparrow; -ella, "little" - Gr. cyaneos, "dark blue")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub or in a tree or in a vine tangle at a height of 1-15 feet, in a cup nest. This species is a frequent cowbird host. This species is an omnivore: lower-canopy forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and mountain shrub habitats.

by James McIntyre

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