Greyish-crowned Leafbird Chloropsis lazulina


Taxonomic note
Chloropsis hardwickii and C. lazulina (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as C. hardwickii following Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass -

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 2,190,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 4.2 years - - -

Population justification: The population has not been quantified since the species was split.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
China (mainland) extant native yes
Hong Kong (China) extant native yes
Macao (China) extant native
Vietnam extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Vietnam Van Ban
Vietnam Ban Thi - Xuan Lac
Vietnam Ke Go
Vietnam Kon Ka Kinh
Vietnam Vu Quang
Vietnam Chu Yang Sin
Vietnam Tam Dao
Vietnam Ban Bung
Vietnam Du Gia
Vietnam Pu Mat
Vietnam Tay Con Linh
Vietnam Kon Plong
Vietnam Ngoc Linh
Vietnam Fan Si Pan
Vietnam Cuc Phuong
Vietnam Sinh Long
Laos Upper Xe Kaman
Laos Dong Ampham
Laos Attapu Plain
Laos Phou Loeuy
Laos Nam Xam
Laos Upper Xe Bangfai
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains
Laos Nakai Plateau
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun
Laos Nam Et

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Chloropsis lazulina. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.