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Asian Fairy-bluebird Sparrow-like bird with blue toned feathers. Asian Fairy-bluebird,Birds,Irena puella Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Asian Fairy-bluebird

Sparrow-like bird with blue toned feathers.

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The Asian Fairy-bluebird is a medium-sized, arboreal passerine bird.

This fairy-bluebird is found in forests across tropical southern Asia from the Himalayan foothills, India and Sri Lanka east through Indochina, the Greater Sundas and Palawan . Two or three eggs are laid in a small cup nest in a tree. It was described by British ornithologist John Latham in 1790. The only other member of the genus and family is the Philippine Fairy-bluebird, ''I. cyanogastra'', which replaces the Asian.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded May 30, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2010 12:13.
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • f/5.7
  • 1/197s
  • ISO1250
  • 250mm