The golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) is a species of leafbird. It is a common resident breeder in India, Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast Asia. It often includes the Sumatran leafbird (C. media) from Sumatra as a subspecies, but the two differ extensively in, among others, morphology.

Its habitat is forest and scrub. It builds its nest in a tree, laying 2-3 eggs. This species eats insects and berries.

The adult is green-bodied with a black face and throat bordered with yellow. It has an orange forehead and blue moustachial line, but lacks the blue flight feathers and tail sides of blue-winged leafbird. Young birds have a plain green head.

The southern Indian race, C. a. frontalis, has a narrower yellow border to black face. The throat is black and it has a blue sub-moustachial stripe and duller orange forehead. Towards the extreme south of India and Sri Lanka the race insularis occurs which is slightly smaller than frontalis.



Golden-fronted Leafbird
Date Location Count
2021-06-27 08:30Nagla trail, Sanjay Gandhi NP1
2021-07-04 07:15Sanjay Gandhi NP--Tikujiniwadi1
2021-07-21 11:12Varshavan Nature Villa (Restricted access)2
2021-07-11 08:20Girivan Glory4
2021-06-29 17:00Socorro Plateau2
2021-07-07 06:39Castle Rock1
2021-07-04 16:30Kelaginakeri Wetlands and Paddyfields1
2021-07-16 17:33Kodasalli Reservoir1
2021-07-25 08:01Pandeshwara, Sasthana1
2021-07-06 14:36Barkur Wetlands2
2021-07-04 08:02Barkur Wetlands -- Bobbarya Temple1
2021-07-06 07:33Hosala, Barkur.2
2021-07-20 13:32Bhandarkeri Matha, Barkur2
2021-06-27 07:30Pottu Kere1
2021-07-14 07:31Perampalli Marga -- Manipal2
2021-07-03 07:17Herga5
2021-06-27 16:31Saralebettu, Manipal1
2021-07-09 17:04Eshwar Nagar, Manipal2
2021-06-29 17:31Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side2
2021-07-13 10:10Peralathvayal2
2021-06-28 15:00Chemmattamvayal1
2021-07-24 13:02Suvarnavana (Tree park), Narasimharajapura2
2021-07-16 13:02Kammadathukavu2
2021-07-06 09:03Ranipuram Reserve Forest1
2021-06-28 05:50Karippal para2
2021-07-04 07:00Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary--Muthodi1
2021-07-02 07:39ACHILMALA HILLS, KAVUMTHARA2
2021-07-11 11:05Malabar Medical College, Modakkallur, kozhikode Kerala1
2021-07-16 15:37Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College1
2021-06-27 07:15Taraka Reservoir2
2021-07-07 07:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad2
2021-07-15 13:36Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS)2
2021-07-15 08:59College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences1
2021-07-10 08:06Kunjapannai Forest RF2
2021-07-16 15:32Teda2
2021-07-09 05:371st HB to Loam's View1
2021-06-28 16:17Karikadu View Point, Vagamon1
2021-06-27 06:01Muthyalamaduvu1
2021-07-02 07:05Thekkanthottam on Palani Ghat Road ( Kodaikanal to Palani Road ), Palani Hills2
2021-06-29 16:43Varathamanathi Dam, Palani Hills1
2021-07-11 09:06Savarikaddu2
2021-07-25 07:30Uma Maheswaram1
2021-06-26 07:30Amrabad Tiger Reserve2
2021-07-02 08:18Kopenala, Chaukitola2
2021-07-13 10:03Banjar River, Chaukitola2
2021-07-13 08:02Flame of the Forest Safari Lodge2
2021-07-07 14:24Sihar Paath Mandir, Baihar2
2021-06-29 16:39Kanha NP--Mukki Zone1
2021-07-17 06:23Kanha Tiger Reserve--Mukki Gate2
2021-07-18 10:00Chitwan National Park - Headquarters2
2021-07-24 07:20Garbhanga Reserve Forest6
2021-07-24 06:57Wat Phra Borommathat Doi Koeng (Phra Borommathat Doi Koeng Temple) vicinity4
2021-06-25 12:46Dek Doi Kamin Springs2
2021-07-24 07:15Doi Suthep – Pui NP--headquarters & Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep vicinity1
2021-07-11 08:00Huai Tueng Thao Lake1
2021-07-23 06:28Galae Reservoir2
2021-07-18 06:51Chiang Mai University--Ang Kaew2
2021-07-17 07:31Chalad Rakhang Reservoir1
2021-07-20 17:16Pong Daeng--Quarry forest1
2021-07-13 13:02Khao Somphot Non-hunting Area--headquarters vicinity1
2021-07-07 06:45Bang Phra--Khao Khieo Open Zoo2
2021-06-25 13:45Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary--Lum Changwad1
2021-06-26 06:33Phu Foi Lom (general area)1
2021-06-26 14:40Changkran Roy1