Bluebirds are medium-sized songbirds in the thrush family. These familiar birds are much more than just beautiful backyard visitors – they boast a fascinating array of fun facts! Here are some FAQs about this small family of birds. Three Different Bluebirds There are three distinct species of bluebirds in North... Read more »
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. Western Bluebirds range in the southwestern United States and down into Mexico.
Male Western Bluebirds have orangeish breasts, greyish bellies, and bright blue backs, heads, and throats. They can be distinguished from similar Eastern Bluebirds by the blue around the neck, which their eastern cousins lack.
Western Bluebirds don't prefer open spaces, like their North American blubird cousins. Instead, Western Bluebirds can be found in more wooded areas.