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)
Location: Central Catchment Forest and Bukit Timah Nature Park.
BirdLife International. (2020). Chloropsis cyanopogon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.