Irena cyanogastra Vigors, 1831, Manilla.
Irena puella I Resident
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Black-mantled fairy bluebird; French: Irène à ventre bleu; German: Kobalt-Irene; Spanish: Ave Azul de Manto Negro.
9.75 in (24 cm). Black plumage with dark blue belly, tail, and wing edges. Blue from bill to nape; eyes red.
Most of the major eastern Philippine islands, from Luzon, south to Mindanao.
Similar to fairy bluebird.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
As in fairy bluebird.
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Not known.
Not threatened. Still considered common on all islands as of 2000.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS A target species for ecotourists. ♦
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