Eastern Bluebird

(Sialia sialis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Eastern Bluebird

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common to sometimes abundant migrant and breeder

Habitat

Cropland fencelines, meadows, pastures, forest edges

Size

7 in length

13 wingspan

     
 

 

  Photo by Bill Reynolds
 
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Nesting

 

 
Migration

Early March to early November

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Passeriformes (perching birds)

 

Family:

Turdidae (thrushes, robins, chats, and wheatears)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis bermudensis)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis caribaea)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis fulva)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis grata)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis guatemalae)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis meridionalis)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis nidificans)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis sialis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Norm & Peg Dibble
       

Here’s a comical photo of a male Bluebird taking a bath in our pond stream and appears to be looking at one of our giant ceramic frogs gazing off in the distance.

(There’s also a cement turtle in the upper right corner.)

Notice the Goldfinch in the photo also just beneath the Bluebird. It’s either a female or a male without his bright yellow color yet.

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Margot Avey
       
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Trisha
       

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Bill Reynolds
       

a clutch of Eastern Blue Birds

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Other Videos
 
  Blue Birds Nesting! | Nikon D3200 Eastern Sialia sialis
Derek Rowe
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 27, 2013

Eastern Blue Birds nesting in my back yard! The scientific name is Sialia sialis. This is pretty awesome because these Blue Birds are endangered.

Recorded with the Nikon D3200

Edited in Adobe Premiere Elements 10

Enjoy

-Derek

   
       
  Sialia Sialis
Catherine L. Stewart
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 2, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird laid five eggs. They fed them and groomed them. Then the babies fledged. Watch it happen over the course of 16 days, from the time the babies hatched til they flew the coop.

   
       
  Eastern Bluebird (Muscicapidae: Sialia sialis) Male
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 26, 2009

Photographed at Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (26 June 2009).

   
       
  Eastern Bluebirds
David Desoer
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 29, 2013

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) pair at my neighbour's mealworm feeder. They were going back and forth, feeding the babies.

Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com

   
       
  Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebird
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2011

Tree swallows and a male eastern bluebird from Maine. © Garth McElroy

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/135226

   
       

 

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Norm & Peg Dibble
7/16/2019

Location: Maple Grove, MN

Here’s a comical photo of a male Bluebird taking a bath in our pond stream and appears to be looking at one of our giant ceramic frogs gazing off in the distance.

(There’s also a cement turtle in the upper right corner.)

Notice the Goldfinch in the photo also just beneath the Bluebird. It’s either a female or a male without his bright yellow color yet.

Eastern Bluebird


Margot Avey
7/16/2017

Location: Noerenberg Memorial Park on Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County MN

Eastern Bluebird


Trisha
12/6/2016

Blue Birds

Eastern Bluebird


Bill Reynolds
6/17/2016

Location: Numedal Township, Pennington Co., Minnesota

a clutch of Eastern Blue Birds

Eastern Bluebird


Bill Reynolds
5/30/2011

 

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