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Fairy Bluebird Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Irena puella
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    Northern India to Southeast Asia

  • Status

    Common. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Fairy Bluebird Species Survival Plan®, a shared management effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    Tropical rain forest

  • Niche

    Fairy bluebirds feed primarily on fruit, particularly figs, although insects make up part of the diet as well.

  • Life History

    The fairy bluebird lives in flocks of up to 30 birds in the wild. Male courtship displays include elaborate vocalizations, which the female responds to with nest building. Nests are constructed in trees or tall bushes from twigs, moss and grasses, and males and females cooperate in rearing chicks.


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