French: Verdin de Sonnerat German: Dickschnabel-Blattvogel Spanish: Verdín de Sonnerat
Jardine and Selby
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. zosterops
Vigors, 1830 – S Myanmar (C Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S to Sumatra and satellites, E to N Natuna Group and Borneo.
C. s. sonnerati
Jardine & Selby, 1827 – Java and Bali#R.
18–21 cm; male 42·9–48·2g, two females 38 g and 41·2 g (zosterops). Largest and heaviest leafbird, with relatively long, powerful,... read more
Song a varied sequence of powerful, liquid, warbling phrases, e.g. “wit-chew”, “... read more
Canopy and high edge of lowland evergreen forest and peatswamp-forest, well-grown secondary forest... read more
Food and feeding
Generalist; diet arthropods and fruits, also flower nectar. Animal prey gleaned from foliage, include large orthopterans (to size of locust... read more
In N Borneo, males with large testes in mid-Jan, Mar, Jun and mid-Jul and females showing evidence of recent laying in Jun and mid-Oct;... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Population unknown, but suspected to be declining rapidly due to trapping. Race zosterops judged in 2005 to remain more or less common where habitat... read more
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