|Back to my main “patch” yesterday after some time away. Was
immediately rewarded by a lowland “bird wave” (mixed foraging party).
There was a family of Green Ioras associated with the bird wave and I
had an opportunity to watch them after the event was over. They are
near-threatened globally but locally reasonably common at this site.
They are a challenge to watch as they spend a lot of time high up in
the jungle canopy (thick foliage, low light low) and are hard to spot
due to plumage. Non-flash photography (my preference) also results in
There were three, perhaps four, in what appeared to be a family group but
did not get any clear views or images of juveniles, only adults. I had
an opportunity to have an extended listen to their calls today. They
used them extensively, hence my assumption of a “family group”. The
calls were used to keep in touch.
They are soft mewing/whining calls. There are
some other variations.
They forage for animal prey and love to hang upside-down to
investigate the underside of leaves. -