Mountain bluebird
Sialia currucoides


Identification Tips:


  • Length: 6 inches
  • Thin bill
  • Most often seen in open habitats

Adult male:

  • Bright blue plumage; brightest on upperparts
  • Lacks any brown coloration

Female:

  • Blue wings and tail-duller than male
  • Remainder of plumage gray
  • Eye ring

Juvenile:

  • Blue wings and tail-duller than male
  • White eye ring
  • Spotted underparts

Similar species:


The Mountain Bluebird is most likely to be confused with other bluebirds.
Male Mountain Bluebirds lack any reddish coloration on their
underparts unlike Eastern and Western Bluebirds. Females are more difficult
to separate. Eastern Bluebirds have a brownish throat and white belly while
Mountain Bluebirds have gray throats and bellies. Western Bluebirds are
browner on the breast than Mountain Bluebirds and have thicker bills. Male
Mountain Bluebirds might be confused with other all blue birds like Indigo
Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks but these birds have much thicker, conical bills.


Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.


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State Bird of Idaho. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 03:40, February 26, 2020, from https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/
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The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Bird of Idaho.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/ [accessed February 26, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Bird of Idaho [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 16:50 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/.
Bluebook style
State Bird of Idaho, https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/ (last visited Feb. 26, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, State Bird of Idaho. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 16:50 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/. Accessed February 26, 2020.

Citation styles

APA style
State Bird of Idaho. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 03:40, February 26, 2020, from https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/
MLA style
classbrain, “State Bird of Idaho.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 16:50 UTC. . 26 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'State Bird of Idaho', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 16:50 UTC, <https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/> [accessed 26 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “State Bird of Idaho.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/ [accessed February 26, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, State Bird of Idaho [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 16:50 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/.
Bluebook style
State Bird of Idaho, https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/ (last visited Feb. 26, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, State Bird of Idaho. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 16:50 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/state-bird-idaho/. Accessed February 26, 2020.