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Asian fairy-bluebird- Male

Irena puella

Description:

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:

Spotted it on a trucking trip through chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Kerala.

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Nidhin Basheer
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Nidhin Basheer

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 25, 2016
Submitted on Nov 25, 2016

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