Head to Gems of the Jungle to spot our fairy-bluebirds – they can be found in one of the aviary’s towards the back of the exhibit.
Fairy-bluebirds inhabit lowland forests across tropical southern Asia, from Himalaya foothills, India and Sri Lanka, Indochina, Greater Sundas and Philippines.
They feed mainly on fruits, from small berries to figs. They may seasonally take nectar from flowers in some parts of the range and will also catch termites in the air.
Fairy-bluebirds are dependent upon fruit producing forests. Populations are declining due to habitat destruction, hunting and fragmentation.