Painted Bunting Passerina ciris

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cardinalidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S.


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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. 2009. Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.