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Fairy Blue Bird-Female

Fairy Blue Bird-Female
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F-100, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM, Fuji Provia 100
Exposure: f/8
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-10 1:13
Viewed: 6295
Points: 6
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Irenidae

Genus: Irena

Species: I. puella

The fairy-blue birds are small passerine bird species found in forests and plantations in tropical southern Asia and the Philippines. They are the sole members of the family Irenidae, but 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 coloration, 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 2-3 eggs in a tree nest.
As one would expect, the Asian Fairy-bluebird occurs across southern Asia, and the Philippine Fairy-bluebird in that archipelago.

This bird species is found in Kerala state and in western ghats of India also. May be quite difficult to photograph. This was shot In Jurong bird park, in its natural Environment.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-10 4:17]

I love the color on that fairy blue bird, Satish. : )
That metallic blue is just gorgeous.
Great POV on that unusual bird.
TFS. : )

WOW , look at those colorful eyes , great shot. the details on the wings are excellent. Good colors and details

Very nice shot, Satish
Beautiful bird with nice colours... but I think your shot need little bit more processing in Photoshop to get more details and 3D effect. Easy to fix if you know what I mean. TFS


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