|Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii|
The Orange-bellied Leafbird is distributed from north India through the Himalayan foothills and into southern China, Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam. It is found in middle and upper levels of broadleaved forest and tolerates disturbed habitat.
|The male, seen here in photo 1, has an orange belly,
a black throat and breast with a malar stripe of bright blue. Upperparts
are grass-green and there is a bright blue patch on the "shoulder". The
flight feathers and tail are black. The female, photo 2, lacks the black
bib and tail.
They feed on a wide variety of fruit, insects and nectar.
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