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Jerdon's Leafbird Chloropsis jerdoni   - Male
Jerdon's Leafbird
Photographer : © Mapalagama K Premasiri
Location :Nilgala, Gal Oya National Park, Bibile District, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
Date : 29 January 2018
English synonyms:Jerdon's Chloropsis, Blue-winged Leafbird, Yellow-headed Leafbird, Golden-hooded Leafbird, Golden-headed Leafbird, Golden-mantled Chloropsis, Gold-mantled Chloropsis, Gold-mantled Leafbird, Golden-mantled Leafbird
Bird Family :Irenidae - Fairy-bluebirds & Leafbirds
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (Peninsular India and Sri Lanka). Previously considered conspecific with Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis.
Wells, D. R.; Dickinson, E. C. and Dekker, R. W. R. J. (2003). A preliminary review of the Chloropseidae and Irenidae. Zoologische Verhandelingen 344: 25-42.
Wells, D. R. (2005) Family Chloropseidae (Leafbirds). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Christie, D. A (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 10. Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes, pp. 252-267. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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