Blue-winged leafbird

This adult male bird was collected by Willoughby P Lowe in Vietnam in 1928. Male birds have a striking black throat and black ‘mask’ on their faces. In contrast the females have an entirely green head and a pale blue throat.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
South-East Asia
Collector Excavator
Lowe, Mr Willoughby P
Common Name
blue-winged leafbird
Simple Name
Period Classification
Inter War (1918-1939); Modern (1900-)

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CHLOROPSEIDAE: Chloropsis cochinchinensis icterocephala (Lesson): blue-winged leafbird