Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Chloropsis cochinchinensis, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1789
The Blue-winged Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis) is a species of leafbird found in forest and second growth from far north-eastern India and throughout Southeast Asia as far east as Borneo and as far south as Java. It commonly includes Jerdon's Leafbird (C. jerdoni) from the Indian Subcontinent, and the Bornean Leafbird (C. kinabaluensis) from northern Borneo as subspecies, but differs from both in measurements and morphology, with Jerdon's lacking any blue to the flight feathers, and Bornean having a distinctive male-like female plumage. The distribution of the Blue-winged and the Bornean Leafbird are known to approach each other, but there is no evidence of intergradation.
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.
It is common to fairly common throughout most of its range, and therefore considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International.
The superficially similar Golden-fronted Leafbird lacks blue in the flight feathers and tail, and has a golden forehead.
As in other leafbirds, the call of the Blue-winged Leafbird consists of a rich mixture of imitations of the calls of various other species of birds.
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Videos of Blue-winged leafbird
Blue-winged leafbird (female) - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Blue winged Leafbird fighting with huge grasshopper
Blue-winged leafbird (male) - Doi Inthanon National Park
Blue-winged leafbird (female) - Doi Inthanon
- Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Erawan National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Kui Buri National Park
- Mae Wong National Park
- Nam Nao National Park
- Pang Sida National Park
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Tat Mok National Park
Range map of Chloropsis cochinchinensis in Thailand
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.
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