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Western Bluebird

Sialia mexicana

Description:

The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a small thrush, approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) to 18 cm (7.1 in) in length. Adult males are bright blue on top and on the throat with an orange breast and sides, a brownish patch on back, and a gray belly and undertail coverts. Adult females have a duller blue body, wings, and tail than the male, a gray throat, dull orange breast, and a gray belly and undertail coverts. Immature Western Bluebirds have duller colors than the adults, they also have spots on their chest and back.[1] They are sometimes confused with other bluebirds, however they can be distinguished without difficulty. The Western Bluebird has a blue (male) or gray (female) throat, the Eastern Bluebird has an orange throat, and the Mountain Bluebird lacks orange color anywhere on its body.

Habitat:

oak woodland

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4 Comments

Kpom
Kpom 10 years ago

Great series!

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 10 years ago

Nice series

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 10 years ago

Thanks Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Fantastic series.

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

Hayward, California, USA

Spotted on May 27, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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