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Saturday, September 19, 2015

A rare painted bunting spotted in Irvine

A male painted bunting at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA on September 18, 2015 Photo credit: Anthony Gliozzo
More than 100 birders flocked to the marsh at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine yesterday to get a glimpse of this rare and colorful bird.  Photographer Anthony Gliozzo captured this beautiful image.

According to National Geographic's "Field Guide Birds of North America," the painted bunting is vary rare to California, mainly in fall.  The adult male's unusual colors are retained year-round.

Get more information and view images at OC Birds.

Happy Birding!

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