An injured Lesser Green Leafbird

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I saw this injured or disabled young male Lesser Green Leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) some distance up. It had lost the ability to use the left leg and as such could not perch appropriately.

It adapted by fluttering and dropping from branch to branch, opening it wings to catch itself on branches, hence seen in awkward postures.

It still managed to feed on the fruit of the Buchanania arborescens (Gooseberry Tree or Sparrow’s Mango).

It was too high for me to consider a rescue/support of any sorts. Hope it makes it.

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) ­- Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

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

Habitat: Fringe of primary jungle

Date: 6th December 2018

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld

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