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Lesser or Greater Green Leafbird – females?

on 21st February 2022

Post 1.

Differentiating the female Lesser from the Greater Green Leafbirds is not always that easy. Of the three different birds shown here in 4 images, post 1 and 2 are of the same bird.

Post 2.

The eye ring not as intense as expected for the Greater Green Leafbirds and they were accompanied by male Lesser Green Leafbirds. Wells 2007 states “yellow… chin/throat are not exclusive to female Greater as occur among juvenile Lesser”.

Post 3.

Possible that posts 1, 2 and 4 are juvenile Lesser Green Leafbirds? (especially posts 1 and 2).

And Post 3 an adult Lesser Green Leafbird.

Post 4.

 

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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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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