male; bright blue upperparts; rufous breast (Georgia, USA; 2009-05-19)

Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: in the USA, the eastern counterpart of Western Bluebird, distinguished from the latter by itsrange and by the fact that male Eastern Bluebirds lack rufous on the scapulars; otherwise both species are similar in appearance and habits.

female; overall duller coloration than male (Georgia, USA; 2009-05-19)

male; rufous breast contrasts with white belly (Georgia, USA; 2009-05-19)