Lesser vs. Greater Green Leafbirds

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I have been seeing a number of leafbirds recently. A composite image below shows the difference between the Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) and the Greater Green Leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops) 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-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

21st February 2021

 

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Primary forest

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

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