Sialia currucoides, commonly known as the mountain bluebird, is a small songbird with a bright blue back, wings, and tail, and a white belly and throat. It has a black eye line and a white eyebrow. It is found in open habitats, such as meadows, pastures, and agricultural fields, at elevations of up to 3,000 meters. Its lifespan is typically 3-4 years, and its current population is estimated to be between 6 and 10 million individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the organism, Sialia currucoides, is derived from the Latin words sialis, meaning "belonging to the thrush family," and currucoides, meaning "resembling a curruca," which is a type of thrush. The name was given to the organism by German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin in 1789.
Related Species: Sialia sialis, Sialia mexicana, Sialia arctica, Sialia nelsoni