Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), Ft. Lowell Park, Pima County
These Eastern Bluebirds were
part of a group of up to six found 14 December 2014 by
Dave Stejskal, Richard Carlson, Peter Salomon, and Roger
Wolf and photographed by Jeremy Medina on 01 January 2015
the lowlands of southeastern Arizona. The bright white
belly, blue crown, and rufous breast; along with
speckled blue and white malar and throat; suggest these
are of the eastern nominate subspecies. This taxon is
considered casual in Arizona, but is
expanding its range within New Mexico and reports may be
increasing in Arizona. The resident "Azure Bluebird"
S. s. fulva is considered nonmigratory and is
unlikely to occur out of range.
The white belly and rufous to the sides of the neck
are characteristic of both sexes of Eastern Bluebird.
01 January 2015, photo by Jeremy MedinaAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 01 January 2015