Eastern BlueBird -Saluda, North Carolina-93E0642

The eastern bluebird  is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York.

Male Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast.

Eastern Blue Bird-Saluda, North Carolina. 93E0642-2

The bright-blue breeding plumage of the male, easily observed on a wire or open perch, makes this species a favorite of birders.

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