Male © Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok eBird S134156942 Macaulay Library ML 598359291
Female © Parthasarathi Chakrabarti
Male © Jayden Kang
Female © Forest Botial-Jarvis
Female © Doug Gochfeld
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Female © Dan Roth
Male © Ian Davies
© Francis D'Souza

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis moluccensis

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Medium-sized forest-dweller that is often seen in pairs or with mixed flocks. Male has a yellow tinge to the head and a triangular black patch with a deep blue center extending down from between the eye and the base of the bill. Female is green all over with a small blue throat smudge. Both sexes have vivid blue highlights on the wings, which help to distinguish it from other similar leafbirds in its range such as Greater Green and Lesser Green Leafbirds, both of which have plain green wings. Vocalizations very varied, including a rather slow, simple song consisting of whistles and warbles, a repetitive and strident “weet weet weet”, and a sweet “wi’weep.”