Range. - Mexico and north to southern Texas.

The general color of this odd bird is purplish, changing to bright blue on the crown and rump, and with a reddish nape. They are quite abundant in some localities along the Lower Rio Grande, where they nest in bushes and tangled under brush, the nests being like those of the last species, and rarely above five feet from the ground. The eggs are pale bluish white, three or four in number, and laid during May or June. Size .75 x .55.

Varied Bunting

Varied Bunting.

600a. Beautiful Bunting. Passerina Versicolor Pulchra

Range. - Southern Lower California. Slightly smaller but very similar to the last; eggs will not differ.

Pale bluish white

Pale bluish white.