Lesser Green Leafbird

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.

Similar looking species: Greater Green Leafbird, Blue-winged Leafbird

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.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

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.