Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Overview

  • Size: 6.3″ to 8.3″
  • Small with a rounded head and body. Long wings but short tail and legs. Short and straight bill.
  • Adult males are blue above with a rust-colored throat and chest.
  • Adult females are grayish above with bluish wings and tail and a subdued orange-brown chest.
  • Sounds like: soft, low-pitched “tu-a-wee.”
  • Fruit
  • Mealworms
  • Peanuts
  • Suet
  • Ground
  • Platform

Frank Lambert, XC409000. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/409000.

Resident to medium-distance migrant