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mountain bluebird

noun
1.
a bluebird, Siala currucoides, of western North America.
Origin of mountain bluebird
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • In the grove about the barns there was a great number, the most attractive to me being the mountain bluebird.

  • Here I also saw my first mountain bluebird, whose back and breast are wholly blue, there being no rufous at all in his plumage.

    Birds of the Rockies

    Leander Sylvester Keyser

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