Asian Fairy-bluebird

(Irena puella)

FUN FACT

Eats many kinds of small fruits, including coffee berries, which can make it unpopular with some farmers!

Distribution

Southeast Asia from India to Indonesia.

Habitat

Tropical forests

Diet

Small fruits, small insects, and occasionally nectar

Breeding

Nest, built by female, is a relatively small, very shallow and sparse open cup of twigs and mosses placed 10-20 feet up in a tree. Lays 2-3 eggs, which are incubated by the female for two weeks; nestlings, tended by both parents, fledge in under two weeks.

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Fairy Bluebirds in our Tropical Rainforest exhibit.