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Eastern Bluebird

Sialia sialis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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. Range Map Help

Notes:

I took this picture at the beginning of March the earliest I have ever seen one in this area.

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New York, USA

Lat: 43.81, Long: -75.89

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

Spotted for mission

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