Greater green leafbird
|Greater green leafbird|
Jardine & Selby, 1827
The greater green leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati) is a species of bird in the Chloropseidae family. It is distinguished from the lesser green leafbird (Chloropsis cyanopogon) by its powerful beak, yellow throat and eye ring of the female; and lack of a yellow border along the black throat patch found in the male c. cyanopogan.
It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, mainly old-growth forests but also secondary forests and edges.
The greater green leafbird has a loud voice, consisting of an ascending whistle chee-zi-chee.
- strange, Morten (2000). A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Thailand Including Southeast Asia & The Philippines (1st ed.). Eric Oey (Periplus). ISBN 962-593-926-1. ISBN 978-962-593-926-1.
- Greater Green Leafbird videos on the Internet Bird Collection
- Photos on the Oriental Bird Club
- Male and female illustration on Hong Kong Park - Specialties
- Voice recordings on xeno-canto Asia
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