Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella

Asian Fairy Bluebird
Asian Fairy Bluebird male
Asian Fairy Bluebird male
The Asian Fairy Bluebird is one of two birds in genus Irena. Blackbird-sized, it is found in parts of South and Southeast Asia including the Philippines (which also has the Philippine Fairy Bluebird).
Asian Fairy Bluebird
Asian Fairy Bluebird male
Asian Fairy Bluebird male
The male and female have different plumage. The male, above, is black with a thick, light blue line from brow to nape, light blue back, rump, vent, upper wings and upper tail. He has red irises.
Asian Fairy Bluebird
Asian Fairy Bluebird female
Asian Fairy Bluebird
The female, above, is mainly greenish blue with black wing edges and tail tip. She has brownish-red irises. Juveniles are similar but with brown irises.
Asian Fairy Bluebird male in transition Male in transition plumage