Chloropseidae – Leafbirds

Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) by W Kwong

Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) by W Kwong

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalms 1:3 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Chloropseidae – Leafbirds

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Species (11)

Philippine Leafbird (Chloropsis flavipennis)
Yellow-throated Leafbird (Chloropsis palawanensis)
Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati)
Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon)
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
Bornean Leafbird (Chloropsis kinabaluensis)
Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni)
Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)
Sumatran Leafbird (Chloropsis media)
Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii)
Blue-masked Leafbird (Chloropsis venusta)

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The leafbirds (Chloropseidae) are a family of small passerine bird species found in India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. They are one of only three bird families that are entirely endemic to the Indomalayan ecozone. They were formerly grouped with the ioras and fairy-bluebirds in the family Irenidae. As presently defined, the leafbird family is monogeneric, with all species placed in the genus Chloropsis.

The leafbirds range in size from 14–21 cm (5.5–8.3 in), and in weight from 15–48 g (0.53–1.7 oz). They resemble bulbuls, but whereas that group tends to be drab in colour, leafbirds are brightly plumaged, with the predominant green over the body giving rise to their common name. (Wikipedia)

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