Mountain bluebirds are striking thrushes found in western North America. They live in high elevation wide open mountain meadows, coniferous and deciduous forest areas. They are turquoise blue with a paler chest and white belly. The females are brownish gray with blue on the rump, tail and wings. Like western bluebirds, the mountain bluebird will nest in natural cavities such as woodpecker holes in trees or in bird houses. They are unique in they will hunt for insects while they hover or pounce on prey from perches. Along with beetles, grasshoppers, caterpillars, and spiders, they will also eat fruits and seeds. I took these pictures while walking around my neighborhood, love seeing this bright blue tone flying around the trees and field areas.