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Irenidae - Fairy-bluebirds

 

Classification

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Passeriformes 
 Family: Irenidae
fairy bluebirdThere are two bird species in this family, the Asian fairy-bluebird and the Philippine fairy-bluebird.

Fairy-bluebirds are the size of crows and have strong, curved bills. Males are a deep blue and females are duller in color.

The Asian fairy-bluebird is found throughout tropical Southern Asia.The Philippine fairy-bluebird is found in the Philippines.

Fairy-bluebirds are found in the rainforest and at forest edges. They spend most of their time in trees where they move from branch to branch, searching for food. They are fruit eaters and are especially fond of figs!

World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

None
  None

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Philippine Fairy-bluebird - Irena cyanogastra Least Concern Asia
  Asian Fairy-bluebird - Irena puella Least Concern Asia

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

Asian Fairy-bluebird - Irena puella Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The Asian fairy-bluebird is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Philippine Fairy-bluebird - Irena cyanogastra Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The Philippine fairy-bluebird is found in the Philippines.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes