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The Jerdon's leafbird is a species of leafbird found in forest and woodland in India and Sri Lanka. It has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the blue-winged leafbird, but differ in measurements and morphology, it lacking the blue flight feathers for which the blue-winged leafbird was named. This species eats insects, fruit and nectar.

The male is green-bodied with a yellow-tinged head, black face and throat. It has a blue moustachial line. The female differs in that it has a greener head and blue throat, and young birds are like the female but without the blue throat patch.

Like other leafbirds, the call of Jerdon's leafbird consists of a rich mixture of imitations of the calls of various other species of birds.

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Male Jerdon's Leafbird, Bhatye
Female Jerdon's Leafbird, Dubare Elephant Camp
Female Jerdon's Leafbird, Dubare Elephant Camp
Female Jerdon's Leafbird, Dubare Elephant Camp
Female Jerdon's Leafbird

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