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Mountain Bluebird

November 10, 2021

Scientific name: Sialia currucoides

Family: Turdidae

Located: Western North America

Size: six to seven inches

Color: Male Mountain Bluebirds are dark blue on the tail and wings and sky blue on the rest of the bird. The male also has white feathers below.

Female Mountain Bluebirds are mostly gray-brown with pale light blue on parts of the wings and tail. The bills for both males and females are black.


  • insects
  • beetles
  • grasshoppers
  • caterpillars
  • berries


  • grasslands
  • savannahs
  • farmland
  • different types of forests.


The Mountain Bluebird is the state bird for Idaho and Nevada.

When looking for food, the Mountain Bluebird mimics the hawk as they fly over the land looking for food.

The bluebird is part of many Native American legends and is the symbol of:

  • hope
  • the essence of life and beauty
  • love
  • renewal

In nesting season, the Mountain Bluebird lays the most eggs of all bluebirds. 

The National Audubon Society states, “Mountain Bluebirds were originally named the Arctic Bluebird.”

They have the largest wingspan of any other bluebird.

They take care of their young even though they leave the nest to teach them how to fly and find food so they can survive on their own properly.


  1. Dave

    It’s the state bird for Idaho and Nevada.

    • Cathy DuPont

      Great going!

  2. Dan Johnson

    Thank you for your website. Something wonderful to read and look at. It is nice so we don’t have look at some of the crappy sites that try to bring you down. Thank you again and God Bless all you do.

  3. Ubong Francis

    It’s amazing!!!

  4. Sepi Abed

    Love the symbolism 😊

  5. Ron Halpern

    Great information!

  6. Dan Johnson

    Another beautiful bird posted. Thank you to whoever put it up. God Bless you all.

  7. Rose

    Thank you so much for all the beautiful animals. Though I am awfully fond of these beautiful birds. Bless you all.

  8. Ross Hammer

    When I lived in the Okanogan valley in north central Washington State during the late 1940’s through the early 60’s, the return of the mountain bluebirds was a more certain herald of spring than robins. We did not see flocks of them, only one or two at any given time, but they seemed to be very active and we always felt happier when they were around. Their return in the spring was more important than that of the robins.


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