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What bird has blue on its tail?
Marvelous birds to capture in your binoculars, male Eastern Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast. Blue tinges in the wings and tail give the grayer females an elegant look.
What is the difference between a bluebird and an indigo bunting?
Indigo Buntings are smaller than Eastern Bluebirds with a thick finchlike bill. Breeding males are entirely blue and unlike Eastern Bluebirds, which have an orangish breast.
What kind of bird is blue and GREY?
Male Eastern Bluebirds are vivid, deep blue above and rusty or brick-red on the throat and breast. Blue in birds always depends on the light, and males often look plain gray-brown from a distance. Females are grayish above with bluish wings and tail, and a subdued orange-brown breast.
What kind of bird is blue and gray?
Male Western Bluebirds are shiny blue above with rust-orange extending from a vest on the breast onto the upper back. Females are gray-buff with a pale orange wash on the breast and blue tints to the wings and tail. The throat is blue in males and gray-buff in females, and the lower belly is whitish.
Is there another bird that looks like a bluebird?
The most common birds you can confuse with a bluebird are buntings and swallows, which tend to be a similar size to bluebirds. Lazuli Buntings and Indigo Buntings are a wonderful blue color. Lazuli Buntings even have a bit of a buffy, or orange, breast like bluebirds.
Are Indigo Buntings rare?
Although the Indigo Bunting still appears to be abundant throughout its range, Partners in Flight surveys show population decreases — a scenario increasingly seen in other once-common bird species such as Wood Thrush and Common Yellowthroat.
What kind of bird has a blue head?
Eastern Bluebird, male, eating holly berries Eastern Bluebirds are year-round favorites among birds in the yard. Males (upper left and above) show brilliant blue on head, wings, back, and tail and deep russet on the breast. Females (left) wear the same color combination but much more muted.
What kind of bird is a mountain bluebird?
Mountain Bluebird: Small thrush with brilliant blue back, head, and wings. Throat and breast are paler blue, and belly and undertail coverts are white. Female is gray overall with blue wings, rump, and tail. Hovers more than other bluebirds and drops on prey from above, also catches insects in flight.
What kind of bird is blue with a purple tail?
Indigo Bunting: Small finch with brilliant, almost iridescent, blue plumage. Crown is darker blue with a purple tint. Wings and tail are black with blue edges. Feeds on insects, larvae, grains, seeds, berries.
What kind of bird has a white breast?
There are many types of birds that people enjoy watching including sparrows, robins, eagles, and hummingbirds just to name a few! One particular type of bird that is often spotted are small gray birds with white bellies (or breast). These birds are easily identifiable by their lack of any other distinguishing features.