How to Draw an Indigo Bunting

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Indigo Bunting in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Indigo Bunting.

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How to Draw an Indigo Bunting - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First let's start with the head. Make a sharp oval shape. On the lower portion of the head, curve widely for the jaw!

Step 2: Great, now let's move on to the face! Draw a curved line for the mouth and draw an almond shape for the eye.

Step 3: Awesome, let's move on to the body. Hook out sharply for the chest and then draw a straight line down for the belly. Draw another curved line for the back.

Step 4: Now move on to the wings. Draw a crystal shape. On the right side of the wing draw jagged edges for the feathers. This little birds can fit right in the palm of your hand!

Step 5: Let's move on to the wing design. Draw some sraight hook shapes for the patterns on the wings - looking great!

Step 6: Now draw a fan shape for the tail with some straight lines for the pattern.

Step 7: Now draw one of the feet. A hook shape with three toes looks good!

Step 8: Perfect, now move on to the next foot. These help the bird perch on branches and carry food to their babies!

Interesting Facts about the INDIGO BUNTING

The Indigo Bunting is a member of the bird family and the scientific term for them is Passerina cyanea. It is a relative of the Passerine bird, which has three toes pointing forward and one backward. This is in the Cardinalidae family because it is an American Seed-Eater. They have a blue body, black wings, and yellow beak.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1766.
  • They can reach up to almost .5 feet in length.
  • The bird can have a wingspan of over 3/4 of a foot wide.
  • This species weighs up to more than .5 pounds.
  • The animal can sing for up to 4 seconds.
  • This bird can nest over 30 feet from the ground.
  • The species can lay up to 4 eggs.
  • This creature has babies that take up to 13 days to hatch.
  • The animal has a population of about 28,000,000 members.

This is a small songbird that eats seeds in trees and shrubs, except in the winter season when it eats insects that include caterpillars, spiders, grasshoppers, beetles, and other times it eats berries, buds, and grass. There are not many of these creatures, but they are the least concern for a possibility of extinction.