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Western bluebird (male)
Sialia mexicana

Western bluebird (male)
Western bluebird (male)
Western bluebird (male)

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: purple/blue and brick red and grayish
Occurrence: forest edges, open woods
Diet: insects
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: blue on head, throat, wings, tail and back;chestnut color on chest
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 69 Turdidae (thrushes, bluebirds, solitaires,veery)
Genus: Sialia
Species: mexicana

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