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Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

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Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Sialia
Species: currucoides

Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Haines, Alaska
Pencil Bluff, Arkansas
, British Columbia
Apple Valley, California

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Malus2006 On Apr 28, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a) wrote:

Most often found in the Rockies Mountain but also on the colorado plateau. Very easy to id - have blue front.

Positive themikesmom On Mar 24, 2013, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

in March 2007 my son went out to see his friend matt in the Ouachita mountains of the southern Ozarks in NW Arkansas near the small town of Pencil Bluff which is about 11 miles east of the Oklahoma border. He witnessed the most brilliant shimmering pure Turquoise bluebird like nothing he'd ever seen here on the east coast on the very last day he was their right before he left. It was high up in a tree above the blue phantom mine property and his friend matt's arrowhead mine road trail. He told me seeing this was the highlight of his trip and that it was something he will remember as a nice memory for the rest of his life.

Positive CAndersen On Nov 27, 2014, CAndersen from Apple Valley
United States wrote:

They come in the fall and into winter to feed on Pyracantha berries and Hackberries in huge flocks of 50 plus. Such a beautiful bird, yeah they leave a mess, but I don't mind. They drink water continually so I re-fill the birdbath a few times a day. They drink and bath in it all day long. This picture was taken Thanksgiving Day 2014 by my husband in our back yard. The Hackberry tree is in the background. It gets picked clean by these birds and by flickers, robins, cedar waxwings,and mockingbirds.


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