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Asian Fairy-bluebird

Irena puella

Description:

The Asian Fairy Bluebird measures 24 to 27 centimetres (9.4 to 11 in) in length. The iris is crimson and eyelids pinkish; the bill, legs and claws are black, and mouth a flesh-colour. Marked sexual dimorphism is evident. The male is a shining ultramarine-blue with lilac reflections on its upper plumage, lesser wing coverts, and under tail coverts, while the sides of its head and the whole lower plumage are deep black; greater wing-coverts, quills, and tail black, and some of the coverts tipped with blue, and the middle tail-feathers glossed with blue.

Habitat:

This bird lives at Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OK, USA.

Notes:

Male

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KimLomman
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KimLomman

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Mar 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 19, 2013

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