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Fun Golden-fronted Leafbird Facts For Kids

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Birds are super cute, aren't they? They are ideal creatures, both unique and beautiful and we find them majestic and funny at the same time. The golden-fronted leafbird or the Chloropsis aurifrons is one of the species of leafbirds that are great at impersonating voice impressions which is enough to draw out a chuckle. However, they are pretty hostile in nature towards other birds but mostly have similar species associated with them. They have an alluring look with their prominent green-colored feathers that blend with their black face and a yellow-bordered throat to top it off with an orange forehead like a cherry on top. These colors help them camouflage with their surroundings to prevent them from being picked off by predators. An interesting fact is that if we, as humans, get stressed we express it with different emotions, but if the golden-fronted leafbird is under stressful circumstances it tends to shed its colorful feathers.

There are several others out there you wouldn't want to miss out on as they all are a part of nature's beauty. If you are keen on exploring more bird species, you definitely have to check out our BowerBird and Thick Billed Parrots facts.

Fun Golden-fronted Leafbird Facts For Kids

What do they prey on?

Insects and fruits

What do they eat?


Average litter size?


How much do they weigh?

0.53–1.69 oz (15-48 g)

How long are they?

6.7–7.9 in (17-20 cm)

How tall are they?


What do they look like?

Yellow, green

Skin Type


What were their main threats?

Climate Change, Deforestation, Agriculture

What is their conservation status?

Least Concern

Where you'll find them?

Forest, Plantations, Moist Lowland, Rural Gardens


India And Southeast Asia









Golden-Fronted Leafbird Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a golden-fronted leafbird?

The golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) is a type of bird which is of the family, genus Chloropsis or the Leafbirds.

What class of animal does a golden-fronted leafbird belong to?

The class of a Chloropsis aurifrons (golden-fronted leafbird) belongs to the bird class or the Aves class.

How many golden-fronted leafbirds are there in the world?

The population of the golden fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) is unknown as these birds have a large range and do not come under the vulnerable zone, which is why they are estimated in the group of Least Concern species.

Where does a golden-fronted leafbird live?

The golden fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) are mostly found in India and Southeast Asia.

What is a golden-fronted leafbird's habitat?

The habitat of the golden-fronted leafbird is mostly found in forest areas, gardens, moist lowlands, and plantations. To sum it all up, they prefer tropical areas.

Who do golden-fronted leafbirds live with?

The golden-fronted Leafbirds (Chloropsis aurifrons) mostly do not tolerate other birds in their zone, they are much more comfortable with their own species and usually hang out in two pairs or more. When foraging they may go alone or with loose flocks.

How long does a golden-fronted leafbird live?

The information on the golden fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) is not mentioned due to there being a scarce amount of data on these birds.

How do they reproduce?

The Chloropsis aurifrons (golden-fronted leafbird) breeds during the months of May-August. Their nests are made with twigs, grass, moss, and leaves and are located high up in the tree. The female bird lays about two to three eggs, after which they have an incubation period of 13-15 days.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the golden fronted leafbird is Least Concern as these birds of the world are estimated to have a wide range of expansion and are considered to be common birds.

Golden-Fronted Leafbird Fun Facts

What do golden-fronted leafbirds look like?

The golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) has an attractive, colorful yet smart look. Its green feathers extend all the way up to its black face bordered with a yellow throat, a blue chin, and an elegant finish with the orange forehead.

The Golden-Fronted Leafbird

How cute are they?

Both the golden-fronted leafbirds, male and female are incredibly adorable especially with the orange spot on their forehead that makes it irresistible to stroke, that is if you manage to get a hold of one in your hands. Their beady eyes add to the whole cute demeanor. Their innocent but loud chirps or calls are like sweet music to the ears which is a perfect sum up.

How do they communicate?

The golden fronted leafbird communicates through vocal sounds like chirping, mimicking, and various loud whistles.

How big is a golden-fronted leafbird?

The golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) weighs about 0.53–1.69 oz (15-48 g) and they are 6.7–7.9 in (17-20 cm). They are way bigger than that scorpion and tarantula residing underneath your bed!

How fast can a golden-fronted leafbird fly?

The Chloropsis aurifrons (golden fronted leafbirds) flight statistics have no data for now due to scarce information.

How much does a golden-fronted leafbird weigh?

The Chloropsis aurifrons (golden fronted leafbird) weighs about 0.53–1.69 oz (15-48 g) which are like 10 large-sized bags of popcorn.

What are the male and female names of the species?

The golden fronted leafbird, male and female has no exact name attached to it.

What would you call a baby golden-fronted leafbird?

Names like hatchlings or chicks are generally entitled to baby birds. However, for the babies from the genus of the Chloropsis aurifrons (golden-fronted leafbird), there is no specific name attached to it.

What do they eat?

The golden fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) eats mostly insects like worms, and spiders like the tangle web spider, fruits, and nectar.

Are they dangerous?

Don't be nervous as the genus of Chloropsis aurifrons (Golden-fronted leafbird) isn't dangerous or a threat to any humans or mammals. However, it is pretty aggressive towards other birds and most definitely is a threat to the arthropods i.e. insects.

Would they make a good pet?

Provided you acquire and give them what they need to survive and grow in a good environment, the golden fronted leafbird would make a good pet as they are pretty easy to tame.

Did you know...

These birds are similar in gender, unlike any other bird.  And one pretty cool thing about them is that if you can mimic the birds' calls while whistling, it won't hesitate to respond.

Another fun fact is that the golden-fronted leafbird's call consists of high and low liquid chirps that make up the aromatic sound you hear. It is also a common resident in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and some parts of South East Asia. So if you are interested in bird watching these species, you have an idea of the countries to visit.

What are the different types of leafbird?

Leafbirds have four species:

The golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) are birds that are recognized by their orange foreheads which are only found in males. They have a long beak that curves downwards in the end. They also prefer tropical areas like an evergreen forest.

Next is Jerdon's leafbird which is very alike compared to the golden-fronted leafbird but has a duller orange forehead. They have short beaks that have some weight in them. They also prefer drier regions. They are a resident of India along with Sri Lanka.

The blue-winged bird is similar to Jerdon's leafbird but varies in terms of its geographical locations.

Finally, the orange-bellied leaf bird is alike except that it has an orange belly to differentiate it from other leafbird species. They are found in northeast parts of Southeast Asia and is a resident of the central and eastern Himalayas.

Why is it called golden-fronted leafbird?

The golden-fronted leafbird got its name due to it having an orange forehead which gives it that bright golden display and hence it's the main spot of attraction and identification of this type of the family genus.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other birds from our blue grosbeak fun facts and common blackbird facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable golden-fronted leafbird coloring pages.

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