The Orange Bellied Leafbird Displaying A Psychedelic Array Of Vibrant Colors

Orange Bellied Leafbird

The Orange Bellied Leafbird is a small bird belonging to the family Chloropseidae. They are a beautiful bird with the scientific name Chloropsis Hardwickii. As they are named, they have a bright orange belly with a green back and blue tail.

 Their bills are slightly curved and grayish-black. A few Orange Bellied Leafbirds also have black and blue patches above the breast and throat area. Like other bird species, male birds have more bright colors than females. Females have olive-green upper parts with yellowish-green throats and upper breasts. 

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The Orange Bellied Leafbirds are native to the Central and Eastern Himalayas, Yunnan, and Northern parts of Southeast Asia. They feed on nectar like hummingbirds and also eat insects such as spiders.

Orange Bellied Leafbird

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Whether you’re a birder or not, the sight of this Orange Bellied Leafbird will leave you in wonder. It will grab your attention, with its psychedelic array of bright-colored plumage and feathers.

The most important thing is that they are not considered endangered, according to the IUCN. This is pleasant to know, right? Let’s read further to collect more information about this beautiful creature and be a part of its world. 

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Presenting the Orange Bellied Leafbird, displaying its vibrant colors.

Orange Bellied Leafbird

Apart from their orange belly, they have an array of striking colors such as glossy blue, olive green, yellow, light blue, etc.

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Their head is divided into two different colors; black and gray-green. A blue-black patch can be seen on their throat with light blue markings alongside their beak. Their plumage is green with blue-black hints on the wings and tails. 

Females are different from males, but they are undoubtedly stunning. 

Orange Bellied Leafbird Female

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Prominently females comprise olive-green, green, and yellow-colored bodies. The green color allows them to protect themselves from predators by blending in with the surrounding. 

The Orange Bellied Leafbirds build their nests with roots and fibers.

They make a suspended nest from the edges of twigs at the end of a branch, by using roots and fibers. 

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Migration is not their nature.

The Orange Bellied Leafbirds are not fond of migrating, though their population is extending, and it caused them to be spotted in Hong Kong, Vietnam, and even in Macau.

Usually, the Orange Bellied Leafbirds are not seen in large groups, instead, they like to live alone or in pairs. 

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Like hummingbirds, they love to have nectar.

They love to have nectar from flowers like hummingbirds. To suck nectar, they hover around flowers and use their spike tongues. 

Orange bellied Leafbird

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Breeding habits of the Orange Bellied Leafbirds.

Not much information is available about the breeding habits of this bird, but both male and female parents indulge to nurture their young ones. Males feed the female partners while they incubate the eggs for 14 days. 

Orange Bellied Leafbird

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Among several pretty birds, the Orange Bellied Leafbirds stand out because of their striking color combination. Do you agree?

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