Your login: Password:. Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email. Taxonomic status: Species status: full species sometimes nominal subspecies This taxon is considered a subspecies of Irena [puella or tweeddalii] sensu lato by some authors Your sightings.
The Fairy bluebird is the most colorful and the largest species, having a length of 10 inches. The male of this species has the crown, hind neck, back, rump and upper tail-coverts colored a brilliant turquoise, the remaining plumage being dark cobalt-blue or black. Learn More.
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Your login: Password:. Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email. Taxonomic status: Species status: subspecies This taxon is a subspecies of Irena puella Your sightings. Add to a lifelist: None Date: You must be logged in to view your sighting details.
The Asian fairy-bluebird Irena puella is a medium-sized, arboreal passerine bird. This fairy-bluebird is found in forests across tropical southern Asia, Indochinathe 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
A passerine is any bird of the order Passeriformeswhich includes more than half of all bird species. Sometimes known as perching birds or — less accurately — as songbirds, passerines are distinguished from other orders of birds by the arrangement of their toes, which facilitates perching. Birdsalso known as Avesare a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.
Fairy bluebirdgenus Irenatwo species of birds in the family Irenidae order Passeriformesboth of striking blue coloration and both confined to semi-deciduous forests in Asia. The blue-backed, or Asian, fairy bluebird Irena puella lives in the wetter parts of Indiathe Himalayas, southwestern China, and Southeast Asia. The Philippine fairy bluebird I.
Thumbnail description Medium-sized, mostly brightly-colored, thrush-shaped birds, with melodious voices. Distribution South and Southeast Asia. In familiar classification systems of the s through the s, the Irenidae were the only bird family entirely restricted to tropical Asia. Traditionally, this family has comprised three genera: the ioras Aegithinathe leafbirds Chloropsisand the fairy bluebirds Irena.
The Asian fairy blue bird is one of the two species of Fairy-blue birds. The other is the Philippine fairy-bluebird seen in Philippine islands. The Asian fairy bluebird is, as its name suggests, a resident of Asian regions, commonly seen in Southern India, Eastern Himalayas and in some other countries. It belongs to the Irenidae family under the Class Aves.