Lesser Green Leafbird – adult female

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This is another important bird tree for which I have no ID. The fruit is a favourite of Leafbirds and Bulbuls, as well as some flowerpeckers. It is a small tree and grows at the forest edge or along trails as it prefers full sun. I have watched birds feeding at it for decades.

Lesser Green Leafbird (adult female)

Birds seen feeding on the fruit (the list is longer but I will have to dig up many old records):

Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon

Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati zosterops

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis moluccensis

Olive-winged Bulbul Pycnonotus plumosus plumosus

Buff-vented Bulbul Iole charlottae

Cream-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus simplex simplex

Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus

Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmus

Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier gourdini

Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus percussus ignicapilla

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis musicus -Frugivory among Oriental Magpie Robin is not uncommon.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


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

Habitat: Trail in the forest

Date: 24th August 2020

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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