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
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: Endangered (BirdLife International 2021)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Park and Dairy Farm Nature Park.
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BirdLife International. (2021). Chloropsis sonnerati. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-3.RLTS.T22704950A183126720.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.