Monday, January 25, 2010

This Day in Idaho History

January 26, 1931    Mountain Bluebird adopted as Idaho State Bird

The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) is a medium-sized bird weighing about an ounce, with a length from 6–8 inches. They have light underbellies and black eyes. Adult males have thin bills. They are bright blue and somewhat lighter beneath. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, fake grey breast, grey crown, throat and back.

The Mountain Bluebird is migratory. Their range varies from Mexico in the winter to as far north as Alaska, throughout the western U.S. and Canada. Northern birds migrate to the southern parts of the range; southern birds are often permanent residents

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