Mountain bluebirds are a western favorite, and it's not hard to see why. Learn how to attract a mountain bluebird to your yard, and listen to its song.
Photo: Dave Ryan
- Scientific Name: Sialia currucoides.
- Family: Thrush.
- Length: 7-1/4 inches.
- Wingspan: 14 inches.
- Distinctive Markings: Males are brilliant blue all over. Females are gray overall with pale-blue feathers on tail and wings.
- Nest: Pair builds a grass nest in cavity or birdhouse. Lays four to six pale-blue eggs between April and July.
- Habitat: Meadows, clearings and open forests at elevations of 10,000 to 12,000 feet.
- Song: Similar to the eastern bluebird's song, but slightly higher pitched.
- Diet: Insects and berries.
- Backyard Favorite: Live mealworms.