Can you ID this bird?

by Gary Garnier
(Los Gatos CA)

Sparrow-sized bird, but more slender proportions. Blue topside, whitish - grey underside. Boundary between colors very well-defined. Very slender beak.

Seen in mountains ~ 1400 feet between San Jose and Santa Cruz California.

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Can you ID this bird?

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Sep 25, 2012
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by: Gary Garnier

The color is not bluebird blue, more of a dark slate-blue. (my wife would cringe at my attempts to describe any color - she's convinced I'm color-blind.)

I hope describing the beak as slender is not misleading. I just want to make clear that it does not have the stout beak of a chickadee, for example.

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