Plumage/Description: Male plumage is an overall sky-blue color, with a white belly and under-tail coverts. Females are similar in appearance to female Western Bluebirds, pale gray head, back, and belly. The breast is a dull rusty color, wings and tail are a pale blue color.
Habitat: Grassland, Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper
Time of year: Winter at lower elevations, summer at higher elevations
Relative Abundance: Common in proper habitat
Behavior: A flocking species that winters in habitats that are fairly open, where the trees are more scattered and not heavily forested. A breeding species in northern Arizona such as in the Flagstaff area.
Diet: Insects, berries, fruit
Similar species: Western Bluebird
Best Sites: In winter take Perkinsville Road in Chino Valley to the grasslands east of town, also grasslands north of Prescott Valley in winter, Poquito Valley, Lonesome Valley