Popular North American Wild Birds – Indigo Bunting


Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting – Passerina cyanea


Indigo Buntings live in brush and low trees near open areas like overgrown fields, woodland borders, and at the edges of hardwood forests.

Feeding Habits in the Wild

Indigo Buntings forage on the ground and in low foliage for insects, weed seeds, wild berries, and grains.

Preferred Feeder Types

Platform Feeders, Tray Feeders, and Seeds Scattered on the Ground

Species Facts

Indigo Buntings will eat the seeds of herbs and grasses. Indigo buntings do not consume much fruit, but they will eat wild berries in the fall.

Preferred Food at the Feeder

White Millet, Nyjer (Thistle Seed), Sunflower Hearts and Chips, Other Millets, Oil Sunflower, Cracked Corn, Roasted Peanut Chips, Milo, Wheat, Rye, and Oats.

Brown’s Recommended Foods