Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Biology: Mountain Bluebird

Male Mountain Bluebird perched.

The Mountain Bluebird is a migratory bird. Males have a blue back, wings and chest with a light underbelly. Females have dull blue wings with a grey chest, crown, throat and back. It is 15-20 cm (6-8 in) in length and weighs about an ounce.

They migrate south to Mexico in the winter and as far north a Alaska in the summer.

(Picture of female bird here.)

Left: Range

These birds hover over the ground and fly down to catch insects, also flying from a perch to catch them. They mainly eat insects and berries. They may forage in flocks in winter, when they mainly eat grasshoppers.

Sources: Wikipedia
Picture of female bird:



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