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C. cochinchinensis
C. cochinchinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Chloropseidae
Genus: Chloropsis
Jardine & Selby, 1827
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The Leafbirds are a family of small passerine bird species found in India and southeast Asia. They are one of only two bird families that are entirely endemic to the Indomalayan ecozone. They were formerly grouped with the ioras in the family Irenidae.

These are bulbul-like forest birds, but whereas that group tends to be drab in coloration, leafbirds are sexually dimorphic, with the males being brightly plumaged, usually in greens and yellows.

Leafbirds eat fruit and nectar with some insects. They have a spiked tongue, adapted to nectar feeding. They lay 2-3 eggs in a tree nest.

  • Family: Chloropseidae
    • Philippine Leafbird, Chloropsis flavipennis
      Yellow-throated Leafbird, Chloropsis palawanensis
      Greater Green Leafbird, Chloropsis sonnerati
      Lesser Green Leafbird, Chloropsis cyanopogon
      Blue-winged Leafbird, Chloropsis cochinchinensis
      Golden-fronted Leafbird, Chloropsis aurifrons
      Orange-bellied Leafbird, Chloropsis hardwickii
      Blue-masked Leafbird, Chloropsis venusta

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