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Thursday, May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Location: Fellsmere, my house

We are Painted Buntings,
Often victims of a horrible crime
We are caught and then sold on the black market
Which contributes to our population decline.

Note: As described in the linked article, "If you come across an illegal trap or a caged bunting, call or text the commission’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at (888) 404-3922 (FWCC), or send an email to"

Sources: Birdwatching Daily - The black-market value of colorful Painted Bunting

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson (Photos from From top to bottom: female, female, male.)

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