Missouri State Bird: Eastern bluebird
Scientific Name: Sialia sialis
State Bird Description: The Eastern Bluebird is a small bird that is easily recognized in the eastern parts of the US due to it's bright blue colors. The male Eastern Bluebird has a bright blue cap and blue wings with a lighter color underbelly and somewhat orangish color chest. The female is similar in color to the male just not as brightly colored. The Eastern Blue bird is approximately 6 to 8 inches in length and weighs between 1 to 1.2 ounces.
Where It's Found: The Eastern Bluebird is found only east of the Rocky Mountains and primarily lives below the Mason Dixon line. However it does venture to the Northeast during breeding season and winters in parts of Texas and Mexico.
Missouri State Bird Dedication: 1927