Mountain Bluebird

The mountain bluebird is a beautiful bird that belongs to the thrush family. It is native to North America, where it can be found in open habitats such as meadows, grasslands, and sagebrush plains.

Basic Description

The mountain bluebird has a vibrant azure-blue plumage with a rust-colored breast and white underparts. The male is slightly larger than the female and has darker coloring on its wings and tail feathers. Its bill is short and straight, making it easy for them to catch their prey.

Where To Find This Bird

You can find the mountain bluebirds during breeding season from late April through August in western states such as Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California among others. During migration seasons or winter span they migrate southward into central Mexico.


This bird tends to live in open habitats with low vegetation like prairies of high altitudes above sea-levels ranging from 2000-3000 meters. They prefer areas with scattered trees or snags (dead trees). Mountain Bluebirds are well-adapted birds that also nest near human settlements like farms/ranches.


The primary diet of this bird consists of insects like beetles flies ants among others; however they also feed on berries when bugs are scarce especially during winter months when there’s less insect activity due to climatic conditions.

Cool Facts:

1) Male Blue Birds are known for their courtship displays involving singing while displaying some form of behavior which includes flapping wings or hopping around
2) Mountain Bluebirds have excellent eyesight which helps them spot small prey at great distances.
3) Unlike other Birds Mountain Bluebirds do not build nests but rather use abandoned woodpecker holes made within tree-trunks.
4) These birds lay an average clutch size of 4 – 6 pale-blue eggs per laying-season starting from May-June till late June/July.
5) They are monogamous and have a lifespan of 6-10 years if good living conditions are provided.


The Mountain bluebird is an attractive bird that adds beauty to the sky. They fill ecosystems with their unique characteristics, such as feeding on insects, nesting in woodpecker holes, and displaying fascinating courtship behavior during breeding season. It’s advisable to conserve these birds by promoting awareness about their existence and habitat conservation measures which can be implemented through education programs aimed at schools or communities in general.