Jerdon’s Leafbird (Male)
Crisp emerald-green forest-dweller. Male has a dark blue throat patch outlined by a thick black border. Female has a pale blue throat with no dark border. Only similarly-colored bird in range is the Golden-fronted Leafbird, which has an orange forehead. Jerdon’s Leafbird is a species of lowland and foothill forests, particularly dry open wooded areas and forest edges. Joins mixed-species flocks, particularly at flowering and fruiting trees. Song is an assemblage of harsh squeaks, buzzing notes, whistles, and imitations of other species.