Oriental Bird Images

Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops   - Comparison
Greater Green Leafbird
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :primary forest, Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 21 February 2021
English synonyms:Great Green Leafbird, Greater Leafbird, Malachite-shouldered Leafbird
Bird Family :Irenidae - Fairy-bluebirds & Leafbirds
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I have been seeing a number of leafbirds recently. Here is a composite image to show the difference between the Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon (above) and the Greater Green Leafbird (below) for males and females.

Note in Greater Green Leafbirds the heavier, hooked bill; the black eye mask that extends above the eye and in females the clear yellow eye ring and yellow throat. - Amar

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