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.
They are found in open woodlands, fields, and farms.
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.
They arrive with the spring.
They sit up on a high perch to hunt for insects.
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.
Species: S. sialis
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