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Mountain Bluebird
Sialia currucoides

These little birds love Montana's wide-open spaces. Among bluebirds, they are the only ones who are totally blue; their cousins, the eastern and western bluebirds, have sky blue backs and reddish breasts. Mountain bluebirds eat mainly insects and rely heavily on man-made nesting boxes for nesting space. Bluebird nesting boxes are usually placed on fence posts in open meadows, so wherever you see the boxes, keep an eye out for bluebirds.