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Bluebird (Eastern)

Sialia sialis
Bluebird (Eastern)

Range

They spend the winter from Kansas to Connecticut and south. They are also in New Mexico and west Texas. They breed in the eastern U.S. and Canada, south to Texas and Florida, Arizona through central Mexico and Nicaragua.

Habitat

They are found in open woodlands, fields, and farms.

Body Traits

They are bright blue above with a reddish breast and white belly. The female is drab gray-blue with duller reddish chest. They are 6-8 in long.

Habits

They arrive with the spring.

Diet

They sit up on a high perch to hunt for insects.

Reproduction

They nest in tree cavities, weaving a nest of grass or pine needles, lined with grass, hair, or feathers. They lay 3-7 pale blue to white eggs.

Bluebird (Eastern)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Sialia
Species: S. sialis

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