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Bird Tweet of the Week: Indigo Bunting

Image of an Indigo Bunting

Photo from Flickr, Norm Townsend

The Indigo Bunting is a bird that can be seen as blue or purple. But, the male Indigo Bunting is actually black and it is the diffraction of light through their feathers that gives them a blue-ish appearance. You can spot this bird in this region in early May till about early August/ late September.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday July 9th, 2016.

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