Meet Mountain Bluebird, A Breathtaking Little Bird With Sky Blue Plumage (Pics & Video)
There are many spectacular passerine birds in nature. They are gifted one-of-their-kind coats, helping them win the spotlight whenever they appear. True blue pigmentation is rare in nature, and yet, when it comes to light, it’s the most commonly reflected hue. It’s the color of the sky, the water, and gives a feeling of calm and serenity. There is something really special about bluebirds, see the wonderful gallery below.
The mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) is a medium-sized bird weighing about 30 g (1.1 oz) with a length from 16–20 cm (6.3–7.9 in). They have light underbellies and black eyes. Adult males have thin bills and are bright turquoise-blue and somewhat lighter underneath. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, grey breast, grey crown, throat and back. In fresh fall plumage, the female's throat and breast are tinged with red-orange, brownish near the flank contrasting with white tail underparts.