Bornean leafbird

The Bornean leafbird (Chloropsis kinabaluensis), also known as the Kinabalu leafbird, is a species of bird in the Chloropseidae family. It is found in humid forests in northern Borneo, to which island it is endemic.[2] It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the blue-winged leafbird (C. cochinchinensis), but differ in measurements and morphology, the female Borneon leafbird having a distinctive male-like plumage. The distribution of the two are known to approach each other, but there is no evidence of intergradation.

Bornean leafbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Chloropseidae
Genus: Chloropsis
Species:
C. kinabaluensis
Binomial name
Chloropsis kinabaluensis
Sharpe, 1887
Synonyms
  • Chloropsis cochinchinensis kinabaluensis
  • Chloropsis cochinchinensis flavocincta

References

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Chloropsis kinabaluensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2.
  • Wells, D. R. (2005). Chloropsis kinabaluensis (Bornean Leafbird). pp. 264–265 in: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, & D. A. Christie. eds. (2005). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 10. Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.


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