NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Christmas has come early for bird enthusiasts in Brooklyn.

A beautiful male “Painted Bunting” was first spotted in Prospect Park on Sunday.

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Since then, it’s been attracting birdwatchers from across the city.

Female buntings have been spotted in the past — but the male’s unique coloring is causing quite a stir.

With word quickly spreading, Brooklyn’s newest celebrity could soon be getting a lot more attention.

“It’s one of a small handful of records for New York City,” Sean Sime of Windsor Terrace said. “It’s a male, the colors of this bird are spectacular. It’s like bird meets rainbow.”

The Painted Bunting rarely makes it north of Florida, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

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However, he can be described as a Technicolor burst in the grayscale of Prospect Park near the ice-skating rink.

“He’s a rock star. He really is,” one woman told Diamond.

“Being the skeptic, I keep wondering if it’s not somebody’s pet that got loose,” one man told Diamond.

Painted Bunting (Credit: Tom Stephenson, Brooklyn Bird Club)

Painted Bunting (Credit: Tom Stephenson, Brooklyn Bird Club)

“It’s most definitely not,” said Rob Bate, president of the Brooklyn Bird Club and Audubon Society member.

“And I tell ya, every expert in the area has been here to look at this bird and look at the pictures. They’ve all passed on it — he’s a genuine vagrant,” Bate said.

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The bunting os so rare in these part, hundreds have come with their binoculars and wide-angle lenses to get a look.