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Western Bluebird
2006-07-15 12:16:00

The Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) is a medium-sized thrush. Adults have a gray belly. Males are bright blue on top and on the throat with a red breast; they have a brown patch on their back. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, a brownish breast and a gray crown, throat and back. Their breeding habitat is semi-open country across western North America, but not desert areas....

Eastern Bluebird
2006-07-15 11:11:59

The Eastern Bluebird, (Sialia sialis), is a medium-sized thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards. Adults have a white belly. Males are bright blue on top and have a red throat and breast. Females have duller blue wings and tail, a brownish throat and breast, and a gray crown and back. Eastern Bluebirds are found in the Eastern US as the name implies. Eastern Bluebirds...

Mountain Bluebird
2005-06-02 11:58:28

The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) is a medium-sized thrush. Adults have thin bills. Adult males are bright blue, somewhat lighter underneath. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail and a grey breast, grey crown, throat and back. Their breeding habitat is open country across western North America, including mountain areas, as far north as Alaska. They nest in cavities or in...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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