Scientific Name: Chloropsis cyanopogon
Malay Name: Burung-Daun Kecil
Chinese Name: 小绿叶鹎
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: septentrionalis, cyanopogon.
Local Subspecies: cyanopogon
Size: 16-19 cm
Male looks very similar to Greater Green Leafbird except that it is smaller and has a slim bill and yellowish borders surrounding black face. Female and juvenile are more easily distinguished from Greater Green Leafbird by all green plumage without yellowish throat and eyering.
Habitat: Forest and forest edge.
Behaviour/Ecology: Arboreal, frequenting thick foliage and canopy.
Local Status: Rare resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2020)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
- Messages from the Cinereous and Streaked Bulbuls (Science)
Past accepted records in our database:
BirdLife International. (2020). Chloropsis cyanopogon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22704953A177137817.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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.