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Nevada State Bird:

mountain bluebird - click to see all state birds
Mountain bluebird photo by Dave Menke: courtesy
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. See All State Birds - National Bird.

Mountain Bluebird

See mountain bluebird video below

Nevada designated the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) as the official state bird in 1967 (also the state bird of Idaho). A member of the thrush family, the mountain bluebird lives in Nevada's high country and sings with a clear, short warble.

The mountain bluebird is a small thrush found on ranchland and other open areas of the American West. It prefers more open habitats than other bluebirds and can be found in colder habitats in winter. Only the female bluebird builds the nest. The male sometimes acts as if he is helping, but he either brings no nest material or he drops it on the way.

Mountain bluebirds hover over the ground and fly down to catch insects, and may also fly from a perch to catch them. Their main diet consists of insects and berries. They may forage in flocks in winter.

Male mountain bluebird - click to see all state birds
Mountain bluebird, photo by Elaine R. Wilson, Naturepicsonline / Wikipedia.org. See All state birds - National Bird.

The mountain bluebird is also the state bird of Idaho. The eastern bluebird is also a state symbol of Missouri and New York (see eastern bluebird video).

Source:
State Symbols: Nevada First Lady Dawn Gibbons
Links:
All State Birds - National Bird


    

 

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