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Eastern Bluebird


Sialia sialis 
Thrush family (Turdidae)

A small thrush. Male has a bright blue back. Female has a grayish back. Both male and female have an orange throat, neck, breast, and flanks, and a white belly.

Nesting:
Cavity nester. Nests in cavities of dead trees or artificial nest boxes. Eggs are pale blue. Clutch size – 3 to 6 eggs.

Voice:

Song is a soft but musical series of downslurred low-pitched whistles, “tury cherwee cheye-ley,”  Call is a mellow “turwee.

Name Origin:

The genus and species name Sialis sialis is from the Greek for “a kind of bird.”

In the Nature Park:
Year-round resident.

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