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Old 06-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #8
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Kentucky is one of the states where numbers are high for breeding.
Check out the distribution maps.
Distribution of the Indigo Bunting

And habitat requirements.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/I...ng/lifehistory

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Food...Small insects, spiders, seeds, buds, and berries.

Breeds in brushy and weedy areas along edges of cultivated land, woods, roads, power line rights-of-way, and in open deciduous woods and old fields.
Winters in weedy fields, citrus orchards, and weedy cropland.Some wintering in Florida but mostly tropical migration.

Nest Description
Open cup of soft leaves, coarse grasses, stems, and strips of bark, held in place with spider web, lined with fine grasses or deer hair. Placed in shrub or herbaceous plant close to ground.
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