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Painted Bunting

Passerina ciris

Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Cardinalidae
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Table 1

Summary measurements of songs of Painted Bunting from populations recorded at Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton, TX (Thompson 1976 ); s. Missouri (Norris 1982 ); and 7 areas in S. Carolina and Florida (Forsythe 1974 ). Data given as mean ± SD (range).

TexasMissouriS. Carolina and Florida
Number of birds311993
Number of songs (n)427–486220–224502
Song length (s)1.91 ± 0.50 (0.4–4.4)2.20 ± 0.52 (1.23–4.12)1.79 ± 0.52
Interval between songs (s)7.37 ± 3.56 (2–20)6.43 ± 3.12 (1.20–21.10)7.91 ± 5.69
Syllables/song12.37 ± 9.73 (2–28)14.93 ± 3.30 (9–27)15.32 ± 4.13
Low frequency (kHz)2.42 ± 0.35 (1.4–3.4)2.70 ± 0.20 (2.50–3.00)2.59 ± 0.29
High frequency (kHz)7.95 ± 0.94 (5.0–10.0)7.29 ± 0.32 (6.25–8.00)7.05 ± 0.56
Unique syllables/song12.34 ± 11.39 (4–28)13.98 ± 2.85 (8–23)12.14 ± 3.22
Repetition index(1)1.011.071.02

  • Thompson 1976a
  • Norris 1982
  • Forsythe 1974
  • (1)Ratio of number of syllables to number of kinds of syllables.

Table 2

Wing and tail measurements (mm) and mass (g) of Painted Bunting. Data from CWT and Storer 1951 . Data shown as mean ± SD (range, n). Eastern population defined as east of 86°W; western population west of 86° W. Wing and mass measurements include data from summer and winter ranges. All measurements are of after-hatch-year or older birds.

Eastern populationWestern population
Wing
Male69.1 ± 1.34 (64.5–74.0, 360)71.1 ± 1.70 (66.5–76.5, 928)
Female65.0 ± 1.56 (62.0–69.5, 102)66.8 ± 1.65 (62.5–72.5, 235)
Tail
Male55.5 ± 1.58 (52.5–59.5, 68)56.5 ± 1.73 (51.0–60.5, 128)
Female52.9 ± 1.57 (51.0–56.0, 32)53.4 ± 1.78 (50.6–56.5, 29)
Mass
Male15.6 ± 1.57 (11.7–18.3, 24)16.6 ± 1.50 (14.0–21.9, 92)
Female15.2 ± 1.76 (12.7–18.1, 7)14.6 ± 1.78 (12.5–21.7, 41)

  • Storer 1961a

Recommended Citation

Lowther, Peter E., Scott M. Lanyon and Christopher W. Thompson. 2015. Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.398