mountain bluebird


Definition of mountain bluebird

: a bluebird (Sialia currucoides) of western North America having a blue-breasted rather than red-breasted male

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Idaho's state bird status goes to the much less-threatening mountain bluebird. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "Ten Fun Facts About Falcons, the Birds," 3 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of mountain bluebird

1861, in the meaning defined above

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