Philippine fairy-bluebird

The Philippine fairy-bluebird (Irena cyanogastra) is a species of bird in the family Irenidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Philippine fairy-bluebird
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Irenidae
Genus: Irena
I. cyanogastra
Binomial name
Irena cyanogastra
Vigors, 1831

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

The species, along with the Asian fairy-bluebird, are considered as sacred to the Tagalog people as they are perceived as tigmamanukan omens, and therefore, the sacred omens and messengers of Bathala, the supreme god in indigenous Tagalog religious practices.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Irena cyanogastra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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