Save the Birds : Restored Birds of the New London Public Museum
Collection:
Natural History- Kroll, John
Object ID:
1932.12.27
Object Name:
Specimen, Taxidermied
Description:
Eastern Bluebird. Male. A small thrush with a big, rounded head, large eye, plump body, and alert posture. The wings are long, but the tail and legs are fairly short. The bill is short and straight. Color is a vivid, deep blue above and rusty or brick-red on the throat and breast. Blue in birds always depends on the light, and males often look plain gray-brown from a distance. Eastern Bluebirds perch erect on wires, posts, and low branches in open country, scanning the ground for prey. They feed by dropping to the ground onto insects or, in fall and winter, by perching on fruiting trees to gulp down berries. They commonly use nest boxes as well as old woodpecker holes.
Kingdom:
Animalia (Animals)
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Natural History Class:
Aves (Birds)
Natural History Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Turdidae (Thrushes)
Genus:
Sialia
Date:
1932
Species:
sialis
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Eastern Bluebird before restorationEastern Bluebird before restoration
After restorationAfter restoration