November 8, 2015 – Golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)

These leafbirds are found in parts of South and Southeast Asia. They eat invertebrates, fruits, and nectar, foraging alone or in small groups in the canopy. Many leafbirds will shed feathers when stressed or captured. This adaptation probably helps to confuse predators. They build nests on thin branches high in treetops, using twigs, leaves, and moss. Females incubate the eggs and males probably help feed them during incubation, as well as the chicks after hatching.

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