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Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena

Common in Kittitas County at openings and edges in lower dry-forest zones, often in shrubby deciduous growth on canyon slopes above streams. Reaches 5,000 feet elevation in Colockum Wildlife Area at eastern end of Wenatchee Mountains in ponderosa pine/shrub-steppe ecotone. West of Cascade crest, locally fairly common only in remnant open, rural landscapes of southwestern King County from Kent to Enumclaw; uncommon in Snoqualmie Valley. Regularly recorded in King County lowlands in spring migration, which continues into June. No breeding evidence from Kitsap or Island Counties.

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