27 March 2011

Orange Bellied Leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii)

The Orange-Bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickii, is a bird native to the eastern Himalayas and south China to the Malaysia Peninsula
 It is brightly colored with an orange belly, a green back, a blue tail and flight feathers, and a black and blue patch over its throat and chest. It has a long, curved beak.
It feeds oninsectsspiders and nectar. Orange-bellied leafbirds make their nests from roots and fibers which are suspended from the edges of twigs at the end of a tree branch. They do not migrate.
The scientific name commemorates the English naturalist Thomas Hardwicke.
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