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.
Cavity nester. Nests in cavities of dead trees or artificial nest boxes. Eggs are pale blue. Clutch size – 3 to 6 eggs.
Song is a soft but musical series of downslurred low-pitched whistles, “tury cherwee cheye-ley,” Call is a mellow “turwee.”
The genus and species name Sialis sialis is from the Greek for “a kind of bird.”
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