French: Iora émeraude German: Smaragdiora Spanish: Iora verde
Subspecies and Distribution
A. v. viridissima
(Bonaparte, 1850) – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and satellites, N Natuna Is and Borneo.
A. v. thapsina
Oberholser, 1917 – Siantan I (possibly also other islands), in Anamba Group (E of Peninsular Malaysia).
11·5–12·8 cm; one immature 13·8 g. Male is mostly dark olive-green, lightening to pale yellow at rear edge of rump, clear yellow on carpus edge and... read more
Song a high-pitched, lisping “itsu-tsi-tu tsi-tu”, or (described in Borneo) an even-... read more
Canopy, including giant emergent crowns, of lowland evergreen rainforest, also of its peatswamp-... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including record of large caterpillar eaten; fledged young were fed on caterpillars. Food items taken from foliage and... read more
Poorly known. Incubation and nestlings recorded in mid-Apr and early May, and nest-building in mid-May. One nest described as a small, neat... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Common in areas where forest canopy continuous. Formerly more widespread, but huge amounts of range now... read more
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