Family Leafbirds (Chloropseidae)

Near Threatened

Blue-masked Leafbird (Chloropsis venusta)


Taxonomy

French: Verdin à front bleu German: Blaustirn-Blattvogel Spanish: Verdín frentiazul
Taxonomy:

Phyllornis venusta

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Sumatra

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Upland Sumatra, from Aceh S along Barisan Range to Lampung.

Descriptive notes

14 cm. The smallest leafbird. Adult male has anterior cap violet-blue, lores and anterior face deep indigo, supraloral fringe and ear-coverts aquamarine-blue, and jawline... read more

Voice

Undescribed.

Habitat

Canopy of lowland (submontane) evergreen and lower montane forests, mature and well regenerated;... read more

Food and feeding

Stomach contents fruit seeds, insects and arthropod eggs. Feeding method undescribed. Regular social unit said to be a pair, but reported a... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Information on population level... read more

Recommended citation

Wells, D. (2018). Blue-masked Leafbird (Chloropsis venusta). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58065 on 10 December 2018).