Eastern Bluebird

About the Eastern Bluebird

There are three species of bluebird found in North America: Eastern Bluebird; Mountain Bluebird; and Western Bluebird. All three are part of the thrush family. Eastern Bluebirds range east of the Rocky Mountains and down into parts of Mexico and Central America.

Eastern Bluebirds all have whitish bellies. Males have bright blue heads and backs, with bright reddish brown breasts. Females are similarly colored, but the hues are much more subdued.

Eastern Bluebird populations declined through the 1900's, primarily due to nest predation by introduced House Sparrows and European Starlings. Eastern Bluebird populations have been increasing through nestbox schemes and monitoring groups who maintain bluebird trails to help the birds successfully nest.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 August 2007
Scientific Name
Sialia sialis, Sialia mexicana, Sialia currocoides
  • Passeriformes
  • Turdidae
  • Sialia
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
30 to 34 inches
13 inches
1.1 ounces


International Names

Czech (Cesky) Salašník Modrý
Danish (Dansk) Østlig Sialia
Dutch (Nederlands) Bluebird
Finnish (Suomi) Sinikat
French (Français) Merlebleu
German (Deutsch) Hüttensänger
Italian (Italiano) Azzurrino Orientale
Japanese (日本語) ルリツグミ (Ruritsugumi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Vestblåfugl
Polish (Polski) Blekitnik Rudogardly
Russian (русский язык) Восточная сиалия
Spanish (Español) Azulillo de Garganta Canela
Swedish (Svenska) Östsialia
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