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Bluebirds are blue, however even though other birds are blue, none
have the reddish, chestnut brown coloring on the throat and
The female and young are duller in color.
Bluebirds are found in orchards, farmyards, roadsides and open
woodlands, often in family groups or small flocks.
When perched, a bluebirds shoulders "hunch".
The female builds a grass-lined nest in a tree hole or other cavity,
and lays four to six pale blue eggs.
Bluebirds easily accept nest boxes.
Bluebirds are about 7 inches long.
The eastern bluebird is the only bluebird east of the Great Plains.
Male has a bright, entirely blue back and rusty throat and breast;
it's song is a melodious whistling.
The western bluebird has less reddish brown on the under parts and a
brown patch on the back; it's song is a 3 fold or double
The mountain bluebird is all blue with a lightly colored bluish white chest,
it's song is a soft warbling whistle, generally silent except at
Both the western and mountain bluebirds are found in western North America.
Northern populations of the eastern and mountain bluebirds are migratory;
southern populations and the western bluebird are mostly sedentary.
Bluebirds belong to the family of Thrushes and the order Passeriformes.
Types of Bluebirds include:
For more Neat things on Bluebirds see:
Charming Stuffed Bluebirds
all Perching Birds
Cheerfully Colorful Bluebird Calendars