Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella).
Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella).

Fairy Bluebird

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This is the male Asian Fairy bluebird from the Indomalaya exhibit of the Toronto Zoo.

Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella).

Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella).
Toronto Zoo

The male of this species of fairy bluebird has bright blue plumage while females have a somewhat less flamboyant coloration. The the eye is really that red (it is not a photograph artefact).

Further Readings:

Asian Fairy-bluebird on Wikipedia.
Fairy bluebird on the Toronto Zoo website.

Last updated: July 3, 2014

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