Lesser Green Leafbird
Central Catchment
13 Feb 2022

General details
Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon
Date 13 Feb 2022
Location Central Catchment
Count 1 individual
Age Adult
Sex Female
Date added 14 Feb 2022

This record has not been accepted by the Records Committee. For more details, see below.

Committee's view
Vote results Against: 8
Verdict Not accepted (Verifiable)

Moderate light, a bird flew (undulating flight) into vegetation about 15m distant, emerged briefly on a bare spike and was seen through binoculars for a few seconds before flying away rapidly into nearby canopy. It appeared to be a light green all over without any other obvious specific feature from which I deduced it was a female lesser green leafbird. I know this is not much of a sighting. It was certainly a leafbird, only probably a female lesser.
Canopy level. We were sitting on the second level of the tower from the top down. The light was behind us.
Viewing conditions
See above
Observer's experience
Observer's experience w/similar species
Once saw a male Greater Green Leafbird at Dairy Farm. This was confirmed by two other birders. Have seen numerous golden-fronted leafbirds in Thailand, Kaen Krachan NP.