(Jardine and Selby, 1827) – Nominate Race
Chloropsis sonnerati sonnerati
Range: Occur naturally on the island of Java in
Indonesia, where they are rare.
Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops
Range: Southern Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar) in central Tenasserim and southwestern Thailand south to Sumatra and satellite islands, east to northern Natuna Islands and the island of Borneo located north of Java Island,
Indonesia. This race is fairly common in suitable habitat.
[parvirostris] from Nias – an island off the western coast of Sumatra,
Indonesia. This race was merged with ssp. zosterops, as its bill characteristics fall within range of variation of the mainland populations.
(Temminck, 1830) – Nominate Race
Chloropsis cyanopogon cyanopogon
Range: Southern Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo, including Banggi Islands, off northern coast
(Robinson and Kloss, 1919)
Chloropsis cyanopogon septentrionalis
Range: Occurs in extreme southern Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar) in southern Tenasserim, southwestern Thailand and northern Malay Peninsula
Distribution: Upland Sumatra – an island in western Indonesia, the westernmost of the Sunda Islands – from Aceh south along Barisan Range to Lampung.
Blue-winged Leafbird or Yellow-headed Leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – Nominate Race Chloropsis cochinchinensis cochinchinensis (Walden, 1871)
Chloropsis cochinchinensis chlorocephala
Range: Found in extreme eastern Bangladesh and northeastern India (Assam) east to Myanmar and western Thailand
(B. P. Hall and Deignan, 1956)
Chloropsis cochinchinensis kinneari
Range: Southern China (south Yunnan), northern Indochina and northeastern Thailand.
(Wells Chloropsis cochinchinensis auropectus et al., 2003)
Range: Southeastern Thailand and southern Indochina.
Chloropsis cochinchinensis serithai
Range: Northern Malay Peninsula
(J. E. Gray, 1831)
Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis
Range: Southern Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and satellites and northern Natuna Islands.
Chloropsis cochinchinensis viridinucha
Range: Borneo Island (except far north)
Distribution: Occur naturally in India south from southern Gujarat (Gulf of Cambay), central Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and Sri Lanka.
Range: Found in northern Borneo, from Mount Kinabalu south along the spinal mountains to Mount Dulit and the Usun Apau Plateau and east to Kayan Mentarang.
Distribution: Found in western Philippines: Calamian Group (Calauit, Busuanga and Culion) and Palawan (including the satellite islands of Dumaran and Balabac)
Distribution: Occurs naturally in central and southern Philippines: Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Mindanao.
(Temminck, 1829) – Nominate Race
Chloropsis aurifrons aurifrons
Range: Northeastern Indian Subcontinent – east in the Himalayan foothills from Himachal Pradesh, south to Orissa) as well as northern, western and central Myanmar
Chloropsis aurifrons frontalis
Range: Western and eastern India – south from southern Gujarat and the Satpura Range and, in the east, from central Orissa
(Whistler and Kinnear, 1932)
Chloropsis aurifrons insularis
Chloropsis aurifrons pridii
Range: Southern China (specifically southwestern Yunnan), east and southern Myanmar, northwestern and western Thailand and northern and central Laos
Chloropsis aurifrons inornata
Range: East-central and eastern Thailand, southern Laos and central Vietnam
Chloropsis aurifrons incompta
Range: Southwestern and southeastern Thailand, Cambodia and southern Vietnam
Distribution: Occurs naturally in upland Sumatra, from Aceh south through Barisan Range to Selatan.
(Jardine and Selby, 1830) – Nominate Form
Chloropsis hardwickii hardwickii
Occur naturally in northern India (Himachal Pradesh) east in the Himalayan foothills and hill tracts to southern China (southeastern Tibet, Yunnan), Myanmar, northwestern Thailand and northern Laos.
(Robinson and Kloss, 1923)
Chloropsis hardwickii malayana
Endemic in the uplands of southern Myanmar (northern and central Tenasserim) and Peninsular Malaysia.
Chloropsis hardwickii melliana
Native to the uplands of southern China (from Guizhou and Guangxi east to Fujian) and of northern and central Vietnam south to southern Annam
Chloropsis hardwickii lazulina
Found in the uplands of Hainan islands – the smallest province of the People’s Republic of China
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