Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis, is a small thrush found in open woodlands,
farmlands and orchards, and most recently can be spotted in suburban
Adults have a white belly. Adult males are bright blue and red on top
and have a reddish brown throat and breast. Adult females have lighter
blue wings and tail, a brownish throat and breast and a grey crown and
back. Eastern Bluebirds are found east of the Rockies, southern Canada
to the Gulf States and southeastern Arizona to Nicaragua.
The bright blue breeding plumage of the male, easily observed on a wire
or open perch, fluttering down to the mowed grass to capture a grasshopper,
cricket or beetle makes this species a favorite of birders.
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