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Asian Fairy-bluebird
Irena [puella or tweeddalii] (= Irena puella) (Latham, 1790)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Irenidae
Genus:
  Irena

Scientific:
  Irena puella

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 1 p.171

Protonym:
  Coracias Puella

Avibase ID:
  213AA070DAB1A2DD

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560609

Geographic range:

  • Irena puella [puella or andamanica]: India to Myanmar, Thailand and Indochina
  • Irena puella malayensis: central and southern Thai-Malay Peninsula
  • Irena puella crinigera: Sumatra, Borneo and adjacent islands
  • Irena puella turcosa: Java
  • Irena tweeddalii: Philippines (Palawan, Busuanga, Balabac, Culion and Calamian)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Asian or Palawan Fairy-bluebird
Czech:
  irena tyrkysová
German:
  Türkisfeenvogel
Danish:
  Indisk Blåfugl
Spanish:
  Irena Dorsiazul
Finnish:
  sini-irena
French:
  Irène vierge
Icelandic:
  Asian Fairy-bluebird
Italian:
  Irena asiatica
Japanese:
  rurikonohadori
Japanese:
  ルリコノハドリ
Dutch:
  Indische Blauwrug
Norwegian:
  Blåalvefugl
Polish:
  turkusnik indyjski
Portuguese:
  Irena-de-dorso-azul
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Asian Fairy-bluebird
Russian:
  Голубая ирена
Slovak:
  irena fialová
Swedish:
  indisk blåfågel
Chinese:
  和平鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Asian or Palawan Fairy-bluebird ( Irena [puella or tweeddalii])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Asian or Palawan Fairy-bluebird ( Irena [puella or tweeddalii])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Irène vierge ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Irène vierge ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Fairy Bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Fairy Bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Blue-backed Fairy Bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Blue-backed Fairy Bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 2]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Fairy Bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Asian Fairy Bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Irena puella [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Irena puella [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Irena puella [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Asian Fairy-bluebird ( Irena puella) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Irena puella [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Irena puella [version 2]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms

Bengali: এশীয় নীলপরি
Catalan: irena asiàtica
Cebuano: sunod-amo
Czech: Irena tyrkysová
Danish: Indisk Blåfugl
German: Türkisfeenvogel, Türkis-Feenvogel, Türkisirene
English: Asian blue-backed fairy bluebird, Asian Fairy bluebird, Asian Fairy-bluebird, Asian or Palawan Fairy-bluebird, Blue-backed Fairy Bluebird, Blue-backed Fairy-bluebird, Blue-mantled fairy bluebird, Blue-mantled Fairy-bluebird, Fairy Bluebird, Palawan Fairy-Bluebird
Spanish: Ave Flor de Espalda Negra, Irena Dorsiazul
Spanish (Spain): Irena Dorsiazul
Estonian: sinilüüdik
Finnish: Sini-irena
French: Iréna, Irène vierge, Irène vierge ou I. de Sharpe, Irène vierge ou I. de Tweeddale, Oiseau bleu des fées
Irish: Gormóg shí
Hungarian: tündérkék madár
Indonesian: Burung besi, Burung Kecembang Gadung, Kacembang gadung, Kecembang Gadung
Italian: Irena asiatica, Irena dorsoazzurro
Japanese: ruri ko-no-ha dori, rurikonohadori
Japanese: ルリコノハドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 琉璃木の葉鳥, 瑠璃木の葉鳥
Latin: Irena [puella or tweeddalii], Irena puella
Lithuanian: Mėlynanugarė irena, Mėlynoji irena
Malayalam: ലളിത 
Malay: Burung Dendang Gajah, Burung Murai Gajah, Murai Gajah
Dutch: Indische Blauwrug
Norwegian: Blåalvefugl, Blåbladfugl, Blåfugl
Polish: turkusnik indyjski, turkuśnik indyjski
Pinyin: hépíng-niǎo
Portuguese: Irena-de-dorso-azul
Russian: Голубая ирена, голубоспинная ирена, сине-чёрная ирена
Slovak: Irena fialová
Swedish: Indisk Blåfågel
Tamil: Neelachittu
Thai: นกเขียวคราม
Thai (Transliteration): nók kʰĭaw-kʰraam
Vietnamese: Chim lam
Chinese: 和平鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 和平鳥

 

         

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