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Western Bluebird

Sialia mexicana

Description:

Western Bluebirds are small thrushes that usually perch upright. They are stocky with thin, straight bills and fairly short tails. Male Western Bluebirds are shiny blue above with rust-orange extending from a vest on the breast onto the upper back. Females are gray-buff with a pale orange wash on the breast and blue tints to the wings and tail. The throat is blue in males and gray-buff in females, and the lower belly is whitish.

Habitat:

Area around houses built in pine forest.


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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

New Mexico, USA

Lat: 36.39, Long: -105.27

Spotted on Mar 3, 2016
Submitted on Jun 16, 2016

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