Perching

Mountain Bluebird

Sialia currucoides
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Length: 7 in. (18 cm )
Breeds in higher elevation coniferous forest edge with meadows or pastures. Typically seen sitting on low fence wire, posts or the ground, in the summer this bluebird catches insects like a flycatcher in the air or swoops down on them on the ground. In the winter it often forms large, loose flocks that move through agricultural fields, grassy prairies and open habitats at lower altitudes. Here it adds fruits to its diet. The low to medium height cavity nest is filled with a grassy floor mixed with pine needles and small twigs. It readily uses nest boxes if available.

The four-digit banding code is MOBL.

Female | Robert Shantz


Agricultural

Fir forest

Grasslands

Mesquite bosque

Savanna
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Mountain Bluebird
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: September 20, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-bluebird

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Mountain Bluebird. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 20, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-bluebird

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Mountain Bluebird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-bluebird

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Mountain Bluebird". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 20 Sep 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mountain-bluebird

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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