Ed Golson Outdoor Education

Eastern Blue Bird

Scientific Name: Sialia sialis

Description:  The blue bird, as you may have guessed, is blue. The underbody of the male, however is orange along the throat and white on the belly.  The female looks slightly different having a brown throat and gray head.  This is one of the smaller birds in Michigan being only 5.5 inches tall. 

Habitat:  These birds usually live at the forest edges.  These birds are cavity nesters, which means that they nest in things like trees and birds boxes set out by people.

Food:  These birds tend to eat seeds, fruits and other insects.  Occasionally they will eat seeds put out for other birds at bird feeders.



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