Status: No accepted records.
Taxonomy: There are four subspecies recognized, none of regular occurrence north of Mexico (Clements et al 2016).
Comments: The single report, of one in Otoe Co 22 Jan 2015 was not accepted by NOURC as “lacking substantive evidence for a first state record” (Brogie 2016).
Almost all records of this species are from the lower Rio Grande Valley, although there about six reports along the Gulf Coast northeast to southwest Louisiana (eBird.org, accessed May 2018).
NOURC: Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee
Brogie, M.A. 2016. 2015 (27th) Report of the NOU Records Committee. NBR 84: 138-150.
Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, accessed 30 January 2018.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2018. Blue Bunting (Cyanocompsa parellina). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Birds of Nebraska – Online
Updated 13 Jul 2018