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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Eastern Bluebird male

General Description: Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) are medium-sized, sexually dimorphic songbirds. In males, the head, wings, rump, and tail are dark blue; the breast is reddish orange, and the belly is white or gray. Females are similar, but the colors are duller. In young, the breast is striped.

Eastern Bluebirds differ from Western Bluebirds in that eastern males have a red throat and blue back, while western males have a blue throat and red back.

Taxonomy: Passeriformes, Turdidae.

Favored Habitat: Meadow openings in forested habitats; edges of fields.

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Eastern Bluebird female

Where to Find: Don't look for Eastern Bluebirds around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on trips to eastern North America.

Comments: Bluebirds tend to fly in flocks, so if you see one, look for others. Learn the call, it sounds like a single "twang" on a guitar and is distinctive.

Male Western Bluebirds have a fully blue throat and chestnut shoulders.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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