The Bluebirds are a group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the thrush family (Turdidae). Bluebirds are one of the few thrush genera in the Americas. They have blue, or blue and rose beige, plumage. Female birds are less brightly colored than males, although color patterns are similar and there is no noticeable difference in size between the two sexes.
- "So the Bluebirds have contracted, have they, for a house?
And a next is under way for little Mr. Wren?"
"Hush, dear, hush! Be quiet, dear! quiet as a mouse.
These are weighty secrets, and we must whisper them."
- Susan Coolidge, Secrets, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 73.
- prot told me to find the Bluebird of Happiness … Its a task. The first of three.
- In the thickets and the meadows
Piped the bluebird, the Owaissa.
On the summit of the lodges
Sang the robin, the Opechee.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Song of Hiawatha (1855), Part XXI.
- I know that you are looking for the Blue Bird, that is to say, the great secret of things and of happiness, so that Man may make our servitude still harder.
- Whither away, Bluebird,
The blast is chill, yet in the upper sky
Thou still canst find the color of thy wing,
The hue of May.
Warbler, why speed thy southern flight? ah, why,
Thou too, whose song first told us of the Spring?
- Edmund Clarence Stedman, The Flight of the Birds, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 73.
- "The birds can fly, an' why can't I?
Must we give in," says he with a grin,
"That the bluebird an' phœbe are smarter 'n we be?"
- John Townsend Trowbridge, Darius Green and his Flying Machine (1867).