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

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: Rare resident

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)

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

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2