Irenidae – Fairy-bluebirds

Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)-Disneys_Animal_Kingdom,_Florida,_US

I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. (Psalms 50:11 ESV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Irenidae – Fairy-bluebirds

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Species (2)

Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)
Philippine Fairy-bluebird (Irena cyanogastra)


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Asian Fairy-bluebird by Keith Blomerley

Asian Fairy-bluebird by Tom Torrant

The two fairy-bluebirds are small passerine bird species found in forests and plantations in tropical southern Asia and the Philippines. They are the sole members of the genus Irena and family Irenidae, and are related to the ioras and leafbirds.

These are bulbul-like birds of open forest or thorn scrub, but whereas that group tends to be drab in colouration, fairy-bluebirds are sexually dimorphic, with the males being dark blue in plumage, and the females duller green.

These species eat fruit, especially figs, and maybe some insects. They lay two to three eggs in a tree nest. (Wikipedia)

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