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Fairy Bluebird - male

Fairy Bluebird - male

Scientific name: Irenidae
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeri

There are two fairy-bluebird species, these 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. The bird in this photo is the Asian Fairy-bluebird species.

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.

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Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/125s f/4.5 at 300mm ISO 800 full exif

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