Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);

Blue‑winged Leafbird Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chloropsis hardwickii
Family : Chloropseidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Blue-winged Leafbird is a small leaf-green bird with blue wings (length 18 cm, wing 8.4 cm, bill 2.1 cm, tarsus 1.8 cm, tail 6.5 cm). It looks uniform green from above and below. The male has yellowish feathers on and surrounding its black face and throat. It has a yellowish-green crown and nape. It has bright blue on the shoulder, primaries and sides of its tail feathers. The female is green with a bluish-green chin and throat and dull-blue on the shoulder, primaries and sides of its tail feathers. Both sexes have brown irises, and slate-grey legs and feet. The bill is black in the male and horn-brown in the female. It feeds on nectar, fruits, caterpillars, ants and other insects visiting flowers. It breeds in May-September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Samiul Mohsanin (Department of Zoology,Jahangirnagar University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:lchunfai(www.xeno-canto.org/lchunfai), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.