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Peter the Painted Bunting
About this creation
Introducing Peter the Painted Bunting, the fourth bird for my North American Series of the LEGO Bird Project on CUUSOO

Painted Buntings are small, plump-bodied songbirds with a conical bill. The male is multicolored, with underparts, shoulders and rump bright red, neck and cheeks violet-blue; back glossy green; bill yellowish-brown; eyes dark brown with orangey red eye ring; legs dark brown. Female has green upperparts, dusky yellow to amber underparts and yellow eye ring.

The Painted Buntings breed in the spring and early summer. The female builds a deep cup nest of grasses, stems and leaves, lined with hair and grasses, woven around supports in a bush, vine or tangle of Spanish moss high in a tree. They have 3-5 white eggs, finely speckled with chestnut-red and purple. The young are taken care of by both the male and female. The brood is fed by the male while the female starts the next brood. They may have up to 4 broods a year.

The male Painted Bunting is one of North America's most brillantly colored birds. He is often surprisingly difficult to spot, though, because he is shy. He spends much of his time hidden among dense cover outside the breeding season.

In the spring, males may be more obvious, especially when they perch in full sunlight to sing and are revealed in all their glory.

This bird has a French nickname. The male's lovely plumage earned the Painted Bunting the popular name "nonpareil," French for "without equal." It also made it a popular cagebird until federal laws gave it protection.









I think these birds are beautiful, they have such an attractive shape and colourings!











I spy with my little eye ;-)















People have been asking me whether the recent leg and foot technique I use is fragile, here is a picture of Peter having a swing around on his perch to show you how surprisingly strong the connection is :-)



What do you think of Peter?

If you like him please register and support The LEGO Bird Project on CUUSOO

Thanks for stopping by and to those who have taken the time to support the project :-)



Comments

 I like it 
  September 13, 2012
A lovely little build! I'm especially impressed with the head design; great job!
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  September 2, 2012
Great colours. I'm always fascinated by the different parts used for the legs - these are very creative.
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  September 1, 2012
great colour and love the legs, allthough simple in build, they depict perfectly little fragile yet strong bird legs
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  August 30, 2012
Loving the coloring on this one!~H
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  August 30, 2012
WOW!!!!! this is a beauty.
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  August 27, 2012
Peter is adorable, that last picture Is funny!
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  August 27, 2012
Fantastic bird once again!I love him!
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  August 27, 2012
Wow! A beautiful bird againg!
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  August 27, 2012
Can't wait until you finally get the required number of votes, I really want to build one of these birds! I love the feet.
DeTomaso Pantera
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Chris Melby
  August 26, 2012
Outstanding colors! Love it! Z
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  August 26, 2012
He's a beautiful bird! These are all great! Keep it up! BTW are you going to make a car soon?
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  August 26, 2012
Bird man strikes again!
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  August 26, 2012
Love the shape! Great bird! (again.... :D) Love how the wings are curved against the body! Hope you get enough support on CUUSOO! -Matthew-
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  August 26, 2012
Pretty!
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  August 26, 2012
Peter must have been watching the uneven parallels during the Olympics?! Nice! :)
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  August 26, 2012
Beautiful!
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  August 26, 2012
Beautiful! And an acrobat as well...
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  August 26, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Dohoon Kim Nice! I like this one! The colors are nice and the head shape is done very well. Great job!
Thanks Dohoon I would rather have one more of those curved pieces on the top of his head but I only had two :-(
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting LK , the Scientist lovely bird, again! i love how you did the shape of his head! to me, it looks like he is whistling :D and yes, i'd love to see one of those birds in the LEGO shops soon!
I like this comment! He does look like he's whistling :-)
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  August 26, 2012
what a cool idea
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  August 26, 2012
Aww... Looks like Peter thinks he's a bat. =P
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  August 26, 2012
Nice! I like this one! The colors are nice and the head shape is done very well. Great job!
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  August 26, 2012
lovely bird, again! i love how you did the shape of his head! to me, it looks like he is whistling :D and yes, i'd love to see one of those birds in the LEGO shops soon!
 I made it 
  August 26, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Another top-notch addition to your series, you just keep getting better at the shaping.
Thanks for the compliment Luke! I like your new thumb picture :-)
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  August 26, 2012
Another top-notch addition to your series, you just keep getting better at the shaping.
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Harry Gravett Wow! I love his eyes, and the legs look great :) 5/5
Thanks Harry!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Joseph Shaw Nice bird!
Cheers Joseph!
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  August 26, 2012
Wow! I love his eyes, and the legs look great :) 5/5
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  August 26, 2012
Nice bird!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Nice bird, colors are good as is the shaping. -LB Jr.
Thanks LB!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting Fritz K . Beautiful little bird, Tom!
Thanks Fritz!
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  August 26, 2012
Nice bird, colors are good as is the shaping. -LB Jr.
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  August 26, 2012
Beautiful little bird, Tom!
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  August 26, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . What a little beauty. Love his colours. That last photo is hilarious :D
Thank you my middle aged friend ;-) Peter's a bit of a swinger you know lol
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  August 26, 2012
What a little beauty. Love his colours. That last photo is hilarious :D
 
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