THE MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

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.

3 thoughts on “THE MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

  1. I like the above comment but like you I just love to see these birds – each one is a surprise – here we have mostly western bluebirds that cluster in flocks and I find them beautiful too! I like your pictures a lot!

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