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SPECIES INFO

A male in Hyderabad, India.

The Jerdon's Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni) is a species of leafbird found in forest and woodland in India and Sri Lanka. Its name honours Thomas C. Jerdon. It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Blue-winged Leafbird (C. cochinchinensis), but differ in measurements and morphology, it lacking the blue flight feathers for which the Blue-winged Leafbird was named.

It builds its nest in a tree, and lays 2-3 eggs. This species eats insects, fruit and nectar.

The male is green-bodied with a yellow-tinged head, black face and throat. It has a blue moustachial line. The female differs in that it has a greener head and blue throat, and young birds are like the female but without the blue throat patch.

Like other leafbirds, the call of Jerdon's Leafbird consists of a rich mixture of imitations of the calls of various other species of birds.





                                     



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