Blue and Black Bird

by Michele
(Long Island, NY)

Hi!


I can always count on the experts to help me! Just saw a smallish bird that had a similar head as a blue jay, BUT, had black feathers on its back AND was cobalt blue on its underside! My husband thinks I'm crazy, and I got a few photos, but it's too far away to see. It is a ground feeder; it was eating seed dropped from the feeder we placed in the backyard. I am on Long Island, in New York.

Thank you SO much!

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Apr 13, 2017
Thanks, Brook!
by: Michele

Hi, Brook,

Thanks so much! I am still not sure, but I took some photos today; I don't know if we can post them here, though. The bird was next to a cardinal and a squirrel, so that adds a bit of reference, in terms of size. It is slimmer than the cardinal and my husband actually got to see it!

Thanks again!


Apr 13, 2017
blue and black bird
by: Brook

Hi Michele, I believe your bird is an Indigo Bunting. They can look blue or black or anything in between. Here is a link to show your husband:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron/id

If this isn't your bird, try to be more precise on the size and compare it to a robin.

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