Yellow-throated leafbird

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Yellow-throated leafbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Chloropseidae
Genus: Chloropsis
Species: C. palawanensis
Binomial name
Chloropsis palawanensis
(Sharpe, 1877)

The yellow-throated leafbird (Chloropsis palawanensis) is a species of bird in the Chloropseidae family. It is endemic to the Palawan in the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The Palawan leafbird (Chloropsis palawanensis) is a small bird with broad wings and a long tail that's easily recognizable by its green body color and yellow throat. Its green color makes it very hard to see among the green leaves of the forest canopy, hence the name "leafbird".

The Palawan leafbird is commonly found in forest, forest edge, and scrub. It uses its pointed slender bill to feed on insects and small fruits in the forest canopy, where it often forms mixed flocks with bulbuls. It is a fairly common to common species endemic to Palawan. The Palawan leafbird can be found in Balabac, Busuanga, Calauit, Coron, Culion, Dumaran, and mainland Palawan.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chloropsis palawanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.