Eastern Bluebird

You won’t attract the Eastern Bluebird to your yard with seed, but there is another secret ingredient that will surely get its attention: mealworms.

Photos

danjl
Eastern Bluebird, Female
Roland Jordahl
Eastern Bluebird, Male
Connie Etter
Eastern Bluebird, Nestling
Melissa Koski
Eastern Bluebird, Male

Information

Eastern Bluebird, MaleMelissa Koski
Melissa Koski Eastern Bluebird, Male

Scientific Name: Sialia sialis.
Family: Thrush.
Length: 7 inches.
Wingspan:  13 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male has blue back, wings and head, with a white belly. The orange plumage on its breast extends onto the throat. Female has the same markings, but duller.
Nest: Built mostly by the female, in a cavity or birdhouse, out of grasses and pine needles. She lays four to six pale-blue or white eggs.
Voice: Soft warble: “tru-al-ly, tru-al-ly.”
Habitat: Open backyards and farmland.
Diet: Insects and berries.
Backyard Favorite: Live mealworms.

Bird Song & Range Map

Listen to the Eastern Bluebird’s song and learn where to spot them!

Eastern Bluebird