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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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Chloropseidae Genus Chloropsis Species Chloropsis aurifrons
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Bangkok Province Chae Hom District, Lampang Chaloem Phrakiat Thai Prachan National Park Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Doi Chong National Park Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Lang Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Erawan National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Hang Chat District, Lampang Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Nam Dang National Park Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Yai National Park Khlong Lan National Park Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khun Chae National Park Kui Buri National Park Lan Sang National Park Mae Moei National Park Mae Ping National Park Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Mae Sot District, Tak Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Muak Lek District, Saraburi Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Lampang District, Lampang Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nan District, Nan Mueang Tak District, Tak Nam Nao National Park Namtok Mae Surin National Park Namtok Sam Lan National Park Non Din Daeng District, Buriram Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Ob Khan National Park Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pai District, Mae Hong Son Pha Daeng National Park Phan District, Chiang Rai Phu Foi Lom National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Toei National Park Phu Wiang National Park Ramkhamhaeng National Park Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samut Prakan Province Si Satchanalai National Park Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Tat Mok National Park Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Tham Pratun Non-Hunting Area Thap Lan National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary Range map of Chloropsis aurifrons in Thailand
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