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Eastern Bluebird (male)

Sialia sialis


The Eastern Bluebird is a small thrush with a big, rounded head, large eye, plump body, and alert posture. The wings are long, but the tail and legs are fairly short. The bill is short and straight Male Eastern Bluebirds are vivid, deep blue above and rusty or brick-red on the throat and breast. Blue in birds always depends on the light, and males often look plain gray-brown from a distance. Females are grayish above with bluish wings and tail, and a subdued orange-brown breast.


Eastern Bluebirds live in meadows and openings surrounded by trees that offer suitable nest holes. With the proliferation of nest boxes and bluebird trails, bluebirds are now a common sight along roads, field edges, golf courses, and other open areas. Found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards, and most recently can be spotted in suburban areas.


Spotted in a neighbor's front yard in my subdivision. (There are at least 2 pairs living or visiting that yard, possibly more.)

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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.06, Long: -84.60

Spotted on Mar 6, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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