bluebird, common name for a North American migratory bird of the family Turdidae (thrush family). The eastern bluebird, Sialia sialis, is among the first spring arrivals in the North. It is about 7 in. (17.8 cm) long. The plumage of the male appears vivid blue in bright light and black at a distance; the breast is cinnamon-red, the under parts white. The female's coloring is duller. The bluebird usually nests in orchards or on the edges of woodlands but will also use nesting boxes. As a destroyer of insects it is of great value; it also eats wild fruits. Related birds are the mountain, the western (genus Sialia) or chestnut-backed, and the Florida bluebirds. Bluebirds have a cheerful call and a sweet, warbling song. They raise several broods during a single mating season. The female is responsible for the incubation duties. Bluebirds are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Turdidae.
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an American songbird (genus Sialia) of the thrush family, the male of which has a blue head, back, and wings.
name of a series of boats and cars in which Malcolm Campbell (1885–1948) and his son Donald Campbell (1921–67) broke world land and water speed records. The last Bluebird
, in which Donald Campbell had been killed over 30 years earlier attempting to break his own water speed record, was raised from Coniston Water on 8 March 2001.
North American songbird with blue plumage, a member of the thrush subfamily. There are three species. Typically, a bluebird lays its eggs (usually four to six) in a grass-and-weed-lined nest in a hole in a tree or fence post. Length: 7in (17.8cm). genus Sialia.