eastern bluebird

noun, often capitalized E

Definition of eastern bluebird

: a bluebird (Sialia sialis) chiefly of eastern North America that has a reddish-brown throat and breast

Examples of eastern bluebird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But two eastern bluebird females did lay an extra egg during the cicada emergence, an unusual behavior that was not seen in any other observed pair in 1985 or 1986. Jillian Mock, Scientific American, "Brood X Cicadas Could Cause a Bird Baby Boom," 9 Apr. 2021 As recently as the 1960s, the eastern bluebird population had declined by 90% in its historic range east of the Rocky Mountains during the preceding 50 years. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin’s Bluebird Comeback: Beautiful native bird is thriving with human help," 25 June 2020 Go on Bluebird Patrol: Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and learn about eastern bluebirds 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Frohring Meadows park by taking a walk with GPD Field Naturalist Tami Gingrich. Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, "Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change: Valley Views," 13 May 2018 Betsy Abert, a naturalist with Friends of Grant Park, found a dead eastern bluebird in a box at Grant Park. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Robins, purple martins and other birds in peril from weekend snowstorm," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of eastern bluebird

1859, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2021

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“Eastern bluebird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20bluebird. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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