Asian Fairy Bluebird
Asian Fairy Bluebirds are native to dense forests of southern Asia and Malaysia. They are also called the blue-backed fairy bluebird as males have a brilliant blue back while females have a duller turquoise back.
Range & Habitat
The Asian fairy bluebird can be found in altitudes up to approximately 5900 feet in southern Asia and Malaysia. It prefers dense forests, the forest crown and forest edge areas in wilderness where they are not disturbed by human development.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
This bird's wild habitats in the dense forests of Asia are currently being threatened by deforestation and human development.
In the Wild: fruit (especially figs), nectar, insects
At the Zoo: fruit mix, whole fruit, paradise pellets (protein source), insects
In Human Care: 15 years
Fun Facts about the Asian Fairy Bluebird
● Unlike most forest birds, fairy bluebirds breed in the middle of the densest and most humid areas of the forest.
● They use green moss in their nests to camouflage the nest and the young. The moss blends in with the dense cover of the surrounding trees.
● Honolulu Zoo, Fairy bluebird. https://www.honoluluzoo.org/animals/fairy-bluebird/
● North Carolina Zoo, Fairy bluebird. https://www.nczoo.org/wildlife/animals/asian-fairy-bluebird