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Eastern Bluebird

Sialia sialis

A fairly common, 7 inch bird, native to Virginia all year round.

Males are bright blue with a rufous red breast and white belly.

Females are grayer with faint blue tail and wings.

Juveniles are the similar to females, with spots on the chest and blue wing markings.

Male and females feed the young. Sometimes older siblings from an earlier brood help as well.

Eastern Bluebirds eat insects, fruit, suet and a few seeds. They love mealworms too! They are attracted to appropriate nest boxes.