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A Bird Hit My Window

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From: Jacob Beecher
Chicago, IL
A small blue bird hit my window. It seemed stunned but then flew away. Can you tell me what kind of bird it was?

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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
It may have been a male indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea). They are small birds, about 4.5 inches long. They have blue plumage with blackish wings and tail.

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