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) OBI
Yellow-throated Leafbird (Chloropsis palawanensis) @WikiC
Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati) by Ian
____ (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) OBI
____ (Chloropsis sonnerati sonnerati) OBI
Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) by Ian
____ (Chloropsis cyanopogon septentrionalis) OBI
____ (Chloropsis cyanopogon cyanopogon) OBI
Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) by Khong Tuck Khoon
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis chlorocephala) OBI
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis kinneari) OBI
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis auropectus) – Video IBC
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis serithai) OBI
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis) OBI
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis viridinucha) Drawing WikiC
____ (Chloropsis cochinchinensis cochinchinensis) female @WikiC
Bornean Leafbird (Chloropsis kinabaluensis) OBI
Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni) OBI
Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) by Nikhil
____ (Chloropsis aurifrons aurifrons) by Nikhil Devasar
____ (Chloropsis aurifrons frontalis) OBI
____ (Chloropsis aurifrons insularis) OBI
____ (Chloropsis aurifrons pridii) OBI
____ (Chloropsis aurifrons inornata) OBI
____ (Chloropsis aurifrons incompta) OBI
Sumatran Leafbird (Chloropsis media) OBI
Orange-bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) by W Kwong – *LLABS*
____ (Chloropsis hardwickii hardwickii) OBI
____ (Chloropsis hardwickii melliana) OBI
____ (Chloropsis hardwickii lazulina) OBI
____ (Chloropsis hardwickii malayana) OBI
Blue-masked Leafbird (Chloropsis venusta) male – *LLABS*
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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
William Kwong’s Galleries


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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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