Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED
Common name: Blue-winged leafbird
Scientific name: Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Diet: insects, fruits, berries and nectar
Length: 5.5 – 8.3 inches
Weight: 0.53 – 1.69 ounces
Identification Information: A medium-sized green leafbird with a subtle turquoise wing panel. The male has a restricted black mask extending to the throat and bordered by a smudge of golden yellow except on the crown, and an intense deep blue jawline flash. The female lacks the mask and the yellowish suffusion is restricted to the underparts.
Justification: This species is believed to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline due to trapping for the cage bird trade.
- BirdLife International (2013). “Chloropsis cochinchinensis“. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.