WHAT’S IN A NAME
Lazuli Bunting— Passerina amoena
Name Roots: (L. passerina, “sparrow-like”– amoena, “beautiful”)
The Lazuli Bunting males in reproducing plumage have brilliant blue on head, neck, back, and rump; cinnamon or rust band extending throughout upper breast and down flanks; white underparts; wing and tail plumes black with blue edges; 2 noticeable white wing-bars; upper mandible black, lower mandible light blue. Yearling males tend to have paler and duller blue plumes with buff or brown pointers, specifically on head, neck, and back, leading to dull blue-brown, blotchy look.
DISTRIBUTION & & OCCURRENCE IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
The Lazuli Bunting is a Fairly Common Summer Visitor of the Sierra Nevada in the Foothill Woodland & & Lower Montane Chaparral biotic zones.
CONSERVATION STATUS —IUCN Red List Category
Redlist Classification Justification: This types has an incredibly big variety, the population pattern seems increasing, and the population size is exceptionally big. For these factors the types is assessed as Least Concern. (DataZone LABU Link)
PLAYING WITH PHOTOSHOP — Dry Brush Filter