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valeriemurchie-stolpe January 27, 2018
Pretty
 
kenclarephoto January 27, 2018
Great light and framing, excellent image.
 
AmandaJayne February 01, 2018
Stunning capture Ernesto :)
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kathleenweetman February 05, 2018
Pure genius... Love it...k
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lizziemellis March 11, 2018
Love this shot.. nice lighting :-)

January Freeze & Warming Sunrise - New Mexico

Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Western Bluebirds can be found breeding from the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast. Their extremely large range ...
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Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana)

Western Bluebirds can be found breeding from the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast. Their extremely large range extends from southern British Columbia to central Mexico. They are most abundant along the California coast and in the southwestern states. Except during breeding season, the Western Bluebird often travels in small flocks, feeding on insects and berries.

Bluebirds are native only to North America and belong to the large order of Passerines, often referred to as "songbirds" or "perching birds." Western Bluebirds, along with Mountain Bluebirds and Eastern Bluebirds, belong to the genus Sialia which is part of the Turdidae (thrush) family. Bluebirds are closely related to Robins, which are also members of the family Turdidae.

Male Western Bluebirds wear plumage of deep ultramarine blue on the head, back, wings, tail, and throat. In some males, blue extends down the center of the breast to the upper belly. Chestnut orange feathers decorate the breast and the flanks and, in some individuals, form a chestnut patch above the shoulder. The belly and under tail are grayish white. Female Western Bluebirds have gray-brown plumage on the head, back, and throat. Their wing and tail feathers are azure blue, shaded with gray. Breast feathers are chestnut orange. Juveniles are spotted in typical thrush pattern, molting into adult plumage in the fall.
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