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CLOSED: A Bluebird with Finch wing markings?

Aurora, CO(Zone 4b)

This time of year brings me Grosbeaks, Towhees, and now a new one that I haven't seen before. Can anybody help with an ID on this bird. Thanks so much!

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Gahanna, OH(Zone 6b)

Appears to be an indigo bunting

Aurora, CO(Zone 4b)

Doesn't look like the Indigo Bunting is indigenous to Colorado. However, the Western Bluebird is the closest match - and many trees have been felled in my area recently. I think I may be getting some homeless overflow, per the attached Grosbeak shots. Thanks for your help.

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Gahanna, OH(Zone 6b)

If you look at the difference in bills, Iím still leaning towards the indigo bunting. They do appear infrequently in your state, per the Audubon website.

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Allston, MA

This is Passerina cyanea (Indigo Bunting) indeed.

Aurora, CO(Zone 4b)

Thank you for your numerous responses. I kept the thread open since "indigenous" doesn't necessarily preclude other possibilities. My assumption turned out to be entirely incorrect. I've had several knowledgeable birders identify my pretty little guest as a male Indigo Bunting. I appreciate your help! Going to post here a few shots of the adorable Black-headed Grosbeaks that showed up along with a Lesser Goldfinch (supposedly also not indigenous to Colorado). Thanks again.

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