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Asian fairy-bluebird


Asian fairy-bluebird
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Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-28 9:09
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Points: 2
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Asian fairy-bluebird

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 (Philippines). 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 fairy-bluebird in most of the Philippines.

The adult Asian fairy bluebird is about 24 to 27 centimetres (9.4 to 10.6 in). The male has glossy, iridescent blue upperparts, and black underparts and flight feathers. The female and first year male are entirely dull blue-green.

The Asian fairy bluebird eats fruits, nectar and some insects.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Irenidae
Genus: Irena
Species: I. puella
Binomial name
Irena puella


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When i final my trip to Andaman i just took my birds book. and i was very existed about this bird b'coz the "fairy" was in it's name and i found this one very first day in Andaman. : )


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Nice shot of this interesting bird between the green leafs.
thanks for showing
Pierre

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