Scientific Name: Chloropsis cyanopogon
Malay Name: Burung-Daun Kecil
Chinese Name: 小绿叶鹎
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: septentrionalis, cyanopogon.
Local Subspecies: cyanopogon
Size: 16-19 cm
Identification: 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.
Similar looking species: Greater Green Leafbird, Blue-winged Leafbird
Habitat: Forest and forest edge.
Behaviour/Ecology: Arboreal, frequenting thick foliage and canopy.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2020)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Lesser Green Leafbird)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Lesser Green Leafbird. Retrieved on May 31, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/lesser-green-leafbird.