Scientific Name: Chloropsis moluccensis
Malay Name: Burung-Daun Biasa
Chinese Name: 蓝翅叶鹎
Range: Found from the Indian subcontinent to Southern China, mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Taxonomy: 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.
Similar looking species: Greater Green Leafbird, Lesser Green Leafbird
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Behaviour/Ecology: Feed on insects, berries and nectar.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park and Sentosa.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Blue-winged Leafbird)
BirdLife International. (2016). Chloropsis moluccensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103775599A104231342.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Blue-winged Leafbird. Retrieved on June 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/blue-winged-leafbird.