Latest Eastern Bluebird Stories
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to garner appreciation for wildlife, especially the state's bluebird population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's webcasting of a live video feed from a bluebird nestbox on the grounds of its Harrisburg Headquarters now is providing a glimpse into an active nest.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are interested in connecting with wildlife in your own backyard, beginning Monday, Jan. 24, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be selling bluebird nesting boxes at its Harrisburg headquarters at 2001 Elmerton Avenue.
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. They nest in hollow spaces or in nest boxes, competing with Tree Swallows, House Sparrows and European...
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 nest boxes. In remote areas, these birds are less affected by competition for natural nesting...
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