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The male Eastern Bluebird image captured in Maryland in June of 2008 with the Nikon D40x and the 70-300mm vr Nikon lens at focal length of 300mm. Texture added in Photoshop along with some digital painting in Corel Painter 11.
Range and Habitat
Eastern Bluebird: Breeds east of Rockies from southeast Canada to Gulf of Mexico; winters in southern portion of breeding range. Inhabits open woodlands, clearings, farmlands, parks, orchards, gardens, fields; often seen along roadsides on utility wires and fences.
When approached by a predator, male Eastern Bluebirds make a song-like warning cry. If a male is not present, a female will begin to sing, hoping to attract a protective male back to the territory.
Their numbers have declined due to competition from starlings and house sparrows for nest sites.
Clutch size varies with latitude and longitude, with bluebirds farther north and farther west having larger clutches.
A group of thrushes are collectively known as a "hermitage" and a "mutation" of thrushes.
Information on Bluebirds courtesy of Wikipedia.
My thanks to Ghostbones on Flickr for the texture.
February 9th, 2010
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