Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Lazuli Bunting - Passerina amoena
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General Comments Accidental; three confirmed records, with one other currently under review. An immature male was seen and photographed by numerous observers at Fort Macon SP (Carteret) from 22 Mar - 2 Apr 1996* [Chat 62:183-84 link], [Chat 61:262 link]. A male of indeterminate age was photographed at a feeder in Jamestown (Guilford) on 2 Apr 2013* [Chat 77:98 link], [Chat 78:8-13 link]. Lastly, an apparent male was photographed at a feeder in Carteret from 19-21 Aug 2019* [Chat 85:139 link]. One was reported just west of Boone (Watauga) on 9 May 2021 [Chat 85:130 link]; this report is currently being reviewed. The Lazuli Bunting breeds in the western half of North America and winters mainly from Mexico southward.
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain Two records (see above).
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No confirmed records, but one under review.
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Attribution LeGrand[2021-11-06], LeGrand[2021-09-04], LeGrand[2020-08-02]
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