The Sumatran Leafbird occurs in the middle and upper strata of lowland evergreen forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, in secondary forest, plantations and village orchards from 600-1000 m. The population is considered to be declining at a rapid rate due to trapping for the cage bird trade in conjunction with habitat loss throughout the range. For this reason, the species is listed as Endangered.
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BirdLife International. 2019. Chloropsis media. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22732267A156989848. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T22732267A156989848.en. Downloaded on 20 January 2021.
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