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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Flight call description Typically a low, mellow, two-syllabled "pya-der". Less often a shorter, one syllable "pya".


Fig.1. Oklahoma October 12, 1989 (WRE).

Perched bird.


Examples     Diurnal


Similar species Usually distinctive. Hermit Thrush is higher and evenly descending. See Mountain Bluebird and thrush-like calls.


Behavior A diurnal migrant but probably begins its migrations well before sunrise. No evidence of nocturnal migration. Calls regularly while perched and in flight during the day.