Scientific Name: Chloropsis moluccensis
Malay Name: Burung-Daun Biasa
Chinese Name: 蓝翅叶鹎
Found from the Indian subcontinent to Southern China, mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: chlorocephala, kinneari, auropectus, serithai, moluccensis, viridinucha
Local Subspecies: moluccensis
Size: 16.5-18.5 cm
Identification: Easily distinguished from other Leafbird species from the bluish wing patch and tail sides. Male also has distinctive yellowish border around black face and golden nape while female has bluish malar band and throat. Juvenile resembles female but lack any blue on face and malar area.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Feed on insects, berries and nectar.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park and Sentosa.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2