Nevada State Bird - Mountain Bluebird


Mountain Bluebird

(Sialia currucoides)
Adopted in 1967.

During the 1967 session (April 12th) of the legislature, Clark County Assemblyman Stan Irwin introduced a bill to designate the Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) as the Nevada state bird. The bill passed both houses and was signed by the governor on April 4th.
NRS 235.060

The Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) lives in the Nevada high country and destroys many harmful insects. It is a member of the thrush family and its song is a clear, short warble like the caroling of a robin. The male is azure blue with a white belly, while the female is brown with a bluish rump, tail, and wings.

  • Length: 6 inches
  • Thin bill
  • Most often seen in open habitats
Adult male
  • Bright blue plumage; brightest on upperparts
  • Lacks any brown coloration
  • Blue wings and tail-duller than male
  • Remainder of plumage gray
  • Eye ring
  • Blue wings and tail-duller than male
  • White eye ring
  • Spotted underparts
Kingdom Animalia -- animals
   Phylum Chordata -- chordates
      Subphylum Vertebrata -- vertebrates
         Class Aves -- birds
            Order Passeriformes -- perching birds
               Family Muscicapidae -- old world flycatchers
                  Genus Sialia Swainson, 1827 -- bluebirds
                     Species Sialia currucoides (Bechstein, 1798) -- Azulejo pálido, mountain bluebird