Gaston's White River Resort Nature Trails

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)


Nature Trails Gaston's White River Resort

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Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)


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Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

Arkansas Nature Trails - Gaston's White River Resort

 

Identification Tips:

Adult:

Male

Head, back, wings, and tail bright blue. Throat, chest, and flanks red-orange, extending onto sides of neck. Chin white or red-orange. Lower belly and undertail white. Outer tail feather with narrow white border.

Female

Duller and not as extensively blue as male. Blue-gray upperparts, with gray-brown wash across back. May have suggestion of white eyering. Wings and tail washed with dull blue. Underparts red-orange, paler than male. Belly and undertail white. White on outer tail feather broader than on male.

Immature:

Juvenile with spotted chest and back, blue in wings and tail. Immature similar to adults, but duller.

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Copyright Jim Gaston 11.10.07