Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cyanocompsa parellina
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 81
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
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The blue bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina) is a species of passerine bird found in northern Central America. Measuring 5.5 inches (14 cm) in length with a wingspan of 8.5 inches (22 cm), it is one of the smaller members of its genus. Like most buntings, the blue bunting is sexually dimorphic. The male has a dark blue body, with brighter blue highlights on the supercilium, forecrown, malar region, rump and lesser wing coverts. The female is an unstreaked warm brown, slightly paler below.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Cyanocompsa parellina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Sibley, David Allen (2000). The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred Al Knopf. p. 470. ISBN 0-679-45122-6.
- Howell, Steve N. G.; Webb, Sophie (1995). A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. Oxford University Press. p. 685. ISBN 978-0-19-854012-0.
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