We constantly admire other country’s beauty and nature, that we forget to first get to know ours and appreciate it as we should.
Take a look at this Painted Bunting bird. It is a species of Cardinalidae birds, in the cardinal family. It lives is South America and Mexico.
These birds are a vivid fusion of red, yellow, green and blue. They are secretive and shy birds that stay low. They live in roadsides, gardens, woodland edges and hedgerows.
They spend their time in dense bushes, searching for seeds, so it can be a little difficult to see them. However, there’s a way to attract them -- by placing a feeder low to the ground and near some bushes. They mostly like seeds from native grasses.
You can also find them in Arizona, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma during the breeding season. They spend the winter in Mexico.
Males are very territorial, especially during the breeding season. They sing from a raised perch, in order to defend territory. When in conflicts, males actually start physical fights.
When translated, the French name for these bird means “without equal”. They are also often called “Nonpareil”. The male Painted Bunting bird is often referred to as the most beautiful bird in North America.
Studies show that their number has declined recently.