adult male (California, USA; 2007-05-28)

Western Bluebird
Sialia mexicana

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: in the USA, the western counterpart of the Eastern Bluebird; common in parks and along roadsides; nests in tree cavities or in boxes provided by humans; often perches on fences and low tree branches.

frontal view; rufous breast, white belly (California, USA; 2007-05-28)

dorsal view; bright blue, rufous side of neck (California, USA; 2006-05-19)

adult female; less bright overall than male (California, USA; 2009-02-15)

adult female; hints of blue and rufous (California, USA; 2007-01-07)

mated pair (California, USA; 2007-05-28)

nestbox with nestling (California, USA; 2006-06-09)

nestling being fed; see spiny interior of mouth (California, USA; 2006-06-09)

juvenile; brown spotting underneath (California, USA; 2007-06-28)

juvenile starting to fly (California, USA; 2007-06-28)

female posing for portrait (California, USA; 2006-03-25)
natural nest cavity in tree trunk (Utah, USA; 2013-06-08)