Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Chloropsis aurifrons, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1829
The Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) is a species of leafbird. It is a common resident breeder in India, Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast Asia. It often includes the Sumatran Leafbird (C. media) from Sumatra as a subspecies, but the two differ extensively in, among others, morphology.
Its habitat is forest and scrub. It builds its nest in a tree, laying 2-3 eggs. This species eats insects and berries.
The adult is green-bodied with a black face and throat bordered with yellow. It has an orange forehead and blue moustachial line, but lacks the blue flight feathers and tail sides of Blue-winged Leafbird. Young birds have a plain green head.
The southern Indian race, C. a. frontalis, has a narrower yellow border to black face. The throat is black and it has a blue sub-moustachial stripe and duller orange forehead. Towards the extreme south of India and Sri Lanka the race insularis occurs which is slightly smaller than frontalis.
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- Chloropsis aurifrons
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Erawan National Park
- Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Yai National Park
- Mae Wong National Park
- Nam Nao National Park
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Toei National Park
- Tat Mok National Park
- Thap Lan National Park
Range map of Chloropsis aurifrons 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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