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Eastern Bluebird  - (Sialia sialis) 

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Identification

  • Small songbird
  • Male is medium to dark blue above
  • Rusty red neck, sides and breast, white belly
  • Female is similar but drabber
  • 7" (18 cm.)

Habitat

  • Open areas with some trees
  • Needs tree cavity for nesting

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant and summer resident
  • Occasionally found in winter
  • Gives "churry" call in flight
  • Male sings sweet warbly whistle
  • Appears slightly hunched while perching
  • Readily uses nest boxes

Male Bluebird, noted by Orange breast, on perch

Female Bluebird noted by more drap colors with insect in mouth 

 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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