Indigo Bunting by John Absher


Small (23.2" x 15.5")


Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

A brilliantly blue bird of old fields and roadsides, the Indigo Bunting is a small songbird with a short, thick bill. The male is a brilliant dark blue. The female is a dull brown.

Though the Indigo Bunting appears blue to the human eye, they are actually a black bird. Their feathers, however, diffract light in such a way that they appear to be blue. In the wild these beautiful creatures live from four to eleven years. They are very small, only about 5 ½ inches in length.

The male Indigo bunting has a beautiful song, which he uses to attract females. The songs are unique to the territory a bunting calls its own. It learns the song from an older male bunting. Buntings return to the same area each year.

The Indigo Bunting migrates south as far as 2,000 miles to South America, Mexico, and the West Indies between August and October. They travel in large flocks at night using the stars for navigation.

Taken at Greene Valley Forest Preserve with a Canon 7D DSLR and 100-400 mm Lens.


  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    WOW! He sure is a pretty picture! Lovely capture!:)

    DIZZYHEIGHTSalmost 4 years ago

    A fantastic image John. You manage to get pretty close to your subject.. Liz

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 4 years ago

    fantastic shot John. What a beautiful bird

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 4 years ago

    stunning bird ..excellent shot !

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 4 years ago

    ooooooooooooo John … I’m sooooo in awe … wonderful, sweet, beautiful birdie … glorious capture!!!! i’ve only seen this guy once … and I was so stunned I literally froze and just gazed, open mouthed, in awe!!!! What a capture … you should be very, very proud of yourself!!!!!!! This is lovely!!!!!

  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymieralmost 4 years ago

    Another awesome shot John. Now I wish I could get one of these.

  • labaker
    labakeralmost 4 years ago

    stunning bird, great capture!

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesalmost 4 years ago

    What a most wonderful shade of blue! Beautiful!

  • Diana Graves Photography
    Diana Graves P...almost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful!! Perfect shot!!

  • Tanya Rossi
    Tanya Rossialmost 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful bird!.. and excellent capture!

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