The Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis sialis) is a common resident of rural Alabama. The male has a deep blue back with a cinnamon-chestnut breast. The female has a bluish-gray back and a duller breast than the male. The nestlings are blue and blue-gray with the characteristic spotted breast of the family Turdidae. Their range extends from Southern Canada to Southern Florida westward from the Atlantic Coast as far as Nevada and down into Mexico.
Author: Mike Creel
Volume Number: 17 Year Published: 1969
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 62
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1969/Vol 17 No. 3, 4_1969_p62.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1969/Vol 17 No. 3, 4_1969.pdf