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Sonoran Desert Birds



Western bluebird (female) - (Sialia mexicana)

Size: 7 inches
Overall Color: blue
Occurrence: near water
Diet: insects
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: blue-gray on back, head, throat, and belly;white eye ring, buffy breast
Season: winter

Western bluebird (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae (thrushes)
Genus: Sialia
species: mexicana

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