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Bluebirds, Robins, and Thrushes forage on the ground and don't often visit feeders. Robins may be attracted to feeders by fruit. Bluebirds do use nest boxes placed where large open areas meet woodlands.
All feed primarily on insects in the spring and summer and fruits and berries during the fall and winter.
Thrushes spend much of their time foraging on or close to the ground. Hermit Thrushes are more common in north Florida.

name area season diet/native food plants
Eastern BluebirdNCSSpSuFW-Binsects, fruit
bayberry, blackberry,blueberry, crabapple, dewberry, dogwood, elderberry, Florida privet, grape, greenbrier, hackberry, holly, huckleberry, mulberry, persimmon, red cedar, redbay, sassafras, serviceberry, tupelo, viburnum, Virginia creeper, wax myrtle
American RobinN
insects, fruit
bayberry, beautyberry, cabbage palm, grape, greenbrier, hackberry, holly, persimmon, pigeon plum, red cedar, redbay, sea grape
Hermit ThrushNCSSpFWinsects, fruit
dogwood, greenbrier, holly, serviceberry, sumac
Wood ThrushN
insects, fruit
blackberry, grape, greenbrier, highbush blueberry, laurel, serviceberry, tupelo
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

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