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A photo of a Jerdon's Leafbird (Chloropsis jerdoni), male
Jerdon's Leafbird, Male

Jerdon's Leafbird

Chloropsis jerdoni

The Jerdon's leafbird, a species named in honor of Thomas C. Jerdon, is a vibrant avian jewel inhabiting the forests and woodlands of India and Sri Lanka. This bird is a member of the Chloropseidae family and is scientifically classified as Chloropsis jerdoni.

Identification Tips

Male Jerdon's leafbirds boast a resplendent green body with a head tinged in yellow, a striking black face, and throat. A distinctive blue moustachial line graces their cheek, adding to their colorful visage. Females, while similar, present with a greener head and a blue throat. The juveniles resemble the females but lack the blue throat patch. Notably, this species does not possess the blue flight feathers that characterize its close relative, the blue-winged leafbird.


These leafbirds favor the verdant canopies of forest and woodland areas, where they can be observed flitting among the foliage.


Jerdon's leafbird is found across the Indian subcontinent, specifically within India and Sri Lanka, where it is a resident species.


Intriguingly shy of water, Jerdon's leafbirds are known to approach drinking spots with great caution, indulging in brief sips before swiftly retreating to the safety of the treetops.

Song & Calls

The vocal repertoire of Jerdon's leafbird is a complex symphony of imitations, as they skillfully mimic the calls of various other bird species.


These birds construct their nests within the shelter of trees, where they lay a clutch of 2 to 3 eggs.

Diet and Feeding

A diet of insects, fruit, and nectar sustains the Jerdon's leafbird, as they adeptly forage among the branches.

Conservation status

The IUCN Red List categorizes the Jerdon's leafbird as Least Concern, indicating a stable population without immediate threats to its survival.

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