Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird, male - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird, female - CSU San Bernardino
© Tom Benson

The Western Bluebird is a common year-round, breeding resident on campus. They can be found anywhere on campus, and they frequently perch on low tree branches and fly out over lawns foraging for insects. It is a common breeding resident in southern California from the mountains to the coast.

High Count: 18, Average Count: 4-6

The male Western Bluebird can be identified by its bright blue head, wings, and tail, reddish back and breast, and light gray belly. Females are pale gray overall, with a narrow white eye ring, faint reddish breast, and a bluish cast to the wings and tail. Juveniles are similar to females but have a heavily spotted breast.


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