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Alternative name: Gold-fronted Chloropsis
17-19cm (6Â¾-7Â½ in).
Females are similar but have less blue on wing and they are smaller.
From India, Nepal and Sri Lanka east to Burma, southern China, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to Vietnam.
There are 6 subspecies:
Deciduous forest to evergreen forest, forest edge, secondary growth, tree plantations and wooded gardens.
A generalist feeder. Feeds on arthropods, fruits and nectars.
The nest is an open cup made of fine twigs, bark fibre, grass and bamboo. It's placed 9-12m up the ground in an outer fork of a tree. Lays 2 eggs, sometimes 3.
A resident species. Birds of the Himalayan foothills are said to do short-range vertical migrations.
It can mimic voices of many common birds also.
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