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Eastern Bluebird, Watercolor Illustration

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis):

About Eastern Bluebirds:
The eastern bluebird is a thrush.  Thrushes are small or medium-sized birds that inhabit woodland areas, farmlands and orchards.  They feed on the ground, eating insects and berries.  They build cup-shaped nests and lay from two to five light blue eggs.  The nests are made from plant materials such as dried grass and pine needles.  Both of the parents raise the young.

The bluebird population was threatened due to predation by house sparrows and European starlings, pesticides, and habitat destruction.  Birders provided nesting boxes for them, which has allowed for the return of their numbers.

The Bluebird is the state bird of Missouri and New York.

The Eastern bluebird lives about six years.  It is found in the eastern half of the United States (east of the Rockies) and southern Canada.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Sialia
Species: Sialia sialis

More about the Eastern Bluebird:
Wikipedia: Eastern bluebird
Enchanted Learning: Eastern Bluebird
Plans for building an Eastern Bluebird Nesting Box

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