His huge array of iridescent tones makes him one of the most colorfully stunning songbirds you will ever see

Orange-bellied Leaf birds were given their name because of their orange bellies.

Their backs are green, with blue markings on their tails and wings.

Their throats and chests are covered in a black and blue patch.

His huge array of iridescent tones makes him one of the most colorfully stunning songbirds you will ever see

Leaf birds were given their name because of their predominantly green plumage, which helps them blend in with their tropical surroundings.

When leaf birds are stressed, they lose the majority of their brightly colored feathers, which is thought to help them blend in better and confuse predators.

Their tongues are forked and brush-tipped, and their bills are down-curved with stiff, hair-like feathers at the base to protect their eyes from their insect prey’s legs and wings.

His huge array of iridescent tones makes him one of the most colorfully stunning songbirds you will ever see

This bird’s range includes much of southern China, Hong Kong, and Macau, and extends from Vietnam to Cambodia northward.

These birds like to forage alone or in pairs in the sub-canopy of where they live. Here they feed on insects as well as taking fruit, berries, and nectar.

Orange-bellied leaf birds like to dine on insects, using their long, sharp beaks and brush-tipped tongue to pick them from the bark and leaves of trees.

They will also flush their prey into the air, pursuing them on the wing.

They also like nectar, using their spiked tongues for taking it from tubular flowers.

His huge array of iridescent tones makes him one of the most colorfully stunning songbirds you will ever see

Even hovering in the air like a hummingbird while doing so.

During the breeding season, these birds build open cup-shaped nests from roots, fine stems, leaf parts, rootlets.

And fibers which they suspend from the edges of twigs at the end of tree branches.

The female lays two to three pinkish eggs, which she incubates for about 14 days. The male feeds her until the eggs hatch, then helps to feed the young.

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