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Western Bluebird
  Sialia mexicana

* Member of Thrush family.

* Similar in coloration to Lazuli Bunting, but the bunting is canary-sized and the Bluebird is almost Robin-sized.

* Commonly seen feeding by perching on a rock or low branch and then sallying out to catch an insect on the ground or in the air near the ground. Often feeds in flocks.

* It is a cavity nester. Destruction of old trees with cavities limits the Bluebird's population. Programs to provide nest boxes has helped its recovery.

* Commonly seen in small flocks.

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