Mountain Bluebird Images and Information:
- Mountain Bluebirds are small, bright sky-blue colored thrushes found primarily in Western North America. The males have light blue heads, backs and wings that are a darker blue, the bellies are pale blue and under the tail is white. The females are duller in coloration than the males.
- Mountain Bluebirds are found from mid level to high elevations in mountainous regions. They can be found in habitats with sagebrush steppe, prairies, alpine tundras and hillsides, open areas with short grasses, wet meadows, recently burned or logged areas and pastures.
- Mountain Bluebird populations have declined due to starling and house sparrows taking over nesting cavities.
- Some populations are migratory and some are year round residents depending on the geographic location.
- Mountain Bluebirds primarily consume insects during the summer and during the winter they will eat fruits and seeds.
- Mountain Bluebirds are cavity nesters. They lay 4 to 8 eggs which hatch in 13 to 14 days, the female incubates. They are monogamous.
- A group of thrushes can be called a “mutation” or a “hermitage” of thrushes.
- Mountain Bluebirds can live up to 5 years.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Mountain Bluebird photos.