Mountain Bluebird

About the Mountain 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. Mountain Bluebirds range in the Rocky Mountains and points west. They prefer open lands, usually over 5,000 feet above sea level.

Male Western Bluebirds are brightly colored in turquoise feathers. Female Western Bluebirds have light blue wing feathers and dull greyish-brown body plumage.

Like other bluebird species, Mountain Bluebirds are cavity nesters and will readily use a nestbox when they are provided. The birds are fairly bold and are usually not disturbed by human activity close to their nesting area.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 08 November 2010
Scientific Name
Sialia currucoides
  • Passeriformes
  • Turdidae
  • Sialia
  • S. currucoides
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 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
6 to 8 inches
2 to 5 ounces

International Names

Czech (Cesky) salašník horský
Danish (Dansk) Bjergsialia
Dutch (Nederlands) Berg-bluebird
Finnish (Suomi) vuorisinikka
French (Français) Merlebleu azuré
German (Deutsch) Berghüttensänger
Italian (Italiano) Uccello azzurro di montagna
Japanese (日本語) ムジルリツグミ (mujiruritsugumi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Fjellblåfugl
Polish (Polski) blekitnik górski
Spanish (Español) Azulillo Pálido
Swedish (Svenska) Bergsialia
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