State Bird of Missouri - Eastern Bluebird

Missouri's state bird is the Eastern Bluebird. It's the 21st largest state, covering 69,715 square miles with over 6 million people.

The Eastern Bluebird became Missouri's state bird in 1927 due to its joyful symbolism, common presence, and insect-controlling abilities.


Small birds with blue upper parts, found in open areas, nesting in tree holes or boxes. Young have grayish-blue wings.


Eastern Bluebirds use various vocalizations like warbles and screeches for mating, territory marking, and alerting about predators.

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Carnivores, eating insects and berries. Social but territorial, mating for multiple seasons, nesting in birdhouses.


Male bluebirds sing silently, showcasing up to 1000 songs/hour to charm mates.


Approximately 70% of bluebirds perish before their first birthday. Yet, the oldest Eastern Bluebird lived 10 years, 6 months.

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