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Eastern bluebird

Sialia sialis

Description:

Our spring has been very rainy and wet. Insectivores like bluebirds (2/3 of their diet are insects and invertebrates) have thinner bodies than other birds and don't hold heat as well when their feathers are fluffed up. They can get very soaked (and I imagine disgruntled) when it rains for hours on end.

Habitat:

My yard

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4 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Interesting though- it shows the blue as dull brown... Good example of how blue in feathers is NOT a pigment , but rather a result of a special structural element that reflects light as the color blue. Nice!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 6 years ago

Awwww! One soggy bird! Lol

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Poor/cute little bird

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Poor sodden bird. Nice images!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2015
Submitted on Apr 26, 2015

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