by Angeles M Pomata
Angeles M Pomata
Painting - Oil On Paper
This painting is based on the original photograph 'Juvenile Eastern Bluebird', by Cindy Treger, whose express consent has been requested to use it as a reference.
The original photo can be found here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/juvenile-eastern-bluebird-cindy-treger.html
The eastern bluebird is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York. The adult male is blue above and with a rusty chest. Females have blueish wings and tail and are grayish above.
Between June and August, the North American populations are usually breeding and the juvenile eastern bluebirds look dusky brown to dark tawny in the upperparts, the blue hues duller or washed grayish, the underparts being dull whitish with dusky spots and streaks. The females' primary feathers usually look dull, dingy grayish with little blue while they are more extensively and brighter blue in males.
They are very social birds. At times, they gather in flocks of a hundred or more, and tend to live in open country around trees, but with little understory and sparse ground cover.
July 23rd, 2019
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