Scientific Name: Chloropsis sonnerati
Malay Name: Burung-Daun Besar
Chinese Name: 大绿叶鹎
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: zosterops, sonnerati
Local Subspecies: zosterops
Size: 20.5-22.5 cm
Identification: Male has all green plumage apart from black face and stout bill. Female resembles male but has green face and sharply demarcated yellow throat and eyering. Juvenile looks like female but has yellowish submoustachial band.
Habitat: Forest and forest edge.
Behaviour/Ecology: Complex vocalisations incorporating much mimicry.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Park and Dairy Farm Nature Park.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2