Date: 7/27/22 8:55 am From: Tim Kavan <tkavan_76...> Subject: Re: No Sighting - Painted Bunting Habitat Ponderings
I don't have a lot of rock quarries in my geography, but I do have a few remnant sand prairies and that's where I've seen PABU's in recent years
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On Jul 27, 2022, at 7:04 AM, Chris Barrigar <1chrisbarrigar...> wrote:
What with Lisa's comment several weeks ago in response to the observation of four individual Painted Buntings at one location, aside from two additional Painted Buntings (PABU) about 3/4 mile away, It made me think a bit more regarding this species preferred habitat in MO.
Lisa mentioned the Springfield quarry has been a reliable location for many years for PABU there in the SW MO.
Looking at historical records of where the PABU have been observed here in central MO and present-day observations, the locations are mostly quarry site remnants or nearby is/was a quarried area.
If you have access to an area near you or that you know of that was a quarry at some time in the past that has a few young trees (Cottonwood and Black Locust seem to be common here at the Jefferson City locations), you may want to check it out for PABU.
Just a thought with regard to the potential preferred habitat of the MO PABU's.