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Eastern bluebird looking away

Did you know that eastern bluebirds eat insects that destroy crops?

Eastern Bluebirds
at
a Glance

Key Features:

Male eastern bluebirds are blue birds with rusty throats and chests. Females are gray with blue wings, blue tails, and orange-brown chests.

Least Concern - Population Increasing

Habitat:

Open forests, fields, parks, and yards

nesting habits:

Eastern bluebirds build nests in tree cavities or nesting boxes out of feathers, grasses, hair, and pine needles.

seasons eastern bluebirds are active in our area:

All year

Diet:

Insects, spiders, fruit, lizards, salamanders, shrews, snakes, and tree frogs

hunting Behavior:

Eastern bluebirds forage by flying close to the ground.

Commonly Confused With:

Indigo Buntings

Male indigo bunting in tall grass

Male eastern bluebirds are often confused with male indigo buntings because both are blue birds. 

Male eastern bluebirds have rusty throats and chests.

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