Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Creature Feature #220: Fairy- Bluebird

The Fairy-Bluebird is a social Passerine of Asia. The male is the colourful one, with females being of a duller shade. This colour is provided by specialised naked fether barbs, which renders them a bright blue in sunlight, but renders them almost invisible within the shade of the forest.  His main diet is fruit, specifically figs, and he will eat smaller fruit whole and crush larger fruits into edible chunks. Berries and nectar are also consumed.

More facts to come later - too cold to type right now!

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