English and Scientific names:

Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena

Number of individuals: 


Locality: LOUISIANA: 

St. Charles Parish

Specific Locality:

Matt Touchardís backyard

Date(s) when observed:


Time(s) of day when observed:  

8:30 am

Reporting observer and address:

Rosemary Seidler, 740 Prospect St., Shreveport, LA 71104

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):


Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)

Matt Touchard

Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):

Excellent with sun on the bird

Optical equipment: 

Swarowski 10X binoculars

Distance to bird(s): 

20 ft

Duration of observation:

30 min


Suburban backyard landscaped for wildlife

Behavior of bird: 

Fed at feeder, flew to tree and brush pile, fed on ground.


Orangish breast and nape, white belly, blue tail, blue wings with white/tan wing bars.


Not heard.

Similar species:

E. Bluebird (wing bars, shade of blue)

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?


Previous experience with this species: 

Seen in Montana, Colorado, Utah

Identification aids:


This description is written from: 

Memory and photo

Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 




Rosemary Seidler

Date and time: 

1/21/2007 7 pm