Golden-Fronted Leafbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chloropsis aurifrons

Golden-Fronted Leafbird

The Golden-Fronted Leafbird is a beautifully-colored bulbul-sized bird.

It measures about 6.7 - 7.5 inches in length and weighs around 29 - 35 grams.

Males are green-bodied with a black face and throat bordered with yellow. They have dark brown irises and blackish feet and bill. A yellowish orange forehead and blue moustachial line.

Females are similar but have less blue on wing and they are smaller.

Juveniles are all green except for a yellow eyelid rim.

CALL: May include harsh whispers. They are also known to mimic the calls of other bird species and have loud calls.

SONG: Consists of rising and falling liquid chirps in bulbul-like tones.

Feeds on arthropods, fruits and nectars.

Deciduous forest to evergreen forest, forest edge, secondary growth, tree plantations and wooded gardens.

From India, Nepal and Sri Lanka east to Burma, southern China, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to Vietnam.

Common to fairly common in its range. Trapping for the cage-bird market is a serious problem locally.

Nest is an open cup made of fine twigs, bark fiber, grass and bamboo. It is placed 9 - 12 meters up the ground in an outer fork of a tree.

The female lays 2 eggs, sometimes 3.


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