Eastern Bluebird

Species Details

This close relative of the robin is usually associated with open fields, where it uses nest boxes to raise up to 3 broods per year. Here they are not as easily seen but can be found along woodland and road edges, nesting in natural tree cavities. Males are sky-blue with a chestnut breast, contrasting with the duller grayish female, and sing a low-pitched, burbling song. They are important consumers of insects and weed seeds.