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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Irena puella
HOUSE NAME: "Nightwing"
HABITAT: Semi-deciduous forest of Southern Asia, Malaysia.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: Fairy bluebirds live in small groups that remain in the forest canopy most of the time. They are extremely vocal, having a loud contact call and sharp whistles.
DIET: Fruit and insects. They are particularly fond of wild figs and will eat some flower nectar.
DESCRIPTION: The fairy bluebird is the most colorful and largest of the Irenidae family, measuring up to 11 inches in length. Like most birds, males are more brightly colored than females. The male is a brilliant blue and black, and the female is a duller turquoise. The eyes for both are bright red. They are most notable for very long upper and lower tail covert feathers that almost cover their entire tail.
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