Jora viridissima Bonaparte, 1851, Sumatra.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Iora йmeraude; German: Smaragdaegithina; Spanish: Iora Verde.
5.5 in (13 cm). Dark olive-green plumage with black bill, wings, and tail. Yellow eye ring. Wing bars are white in males and yellow in females.
Malay Peninsula, including southern Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, and nearby small islands.
Lowland primary and tall secondary forest.
Confined to forest canopy,
, including vocalizations, otherwise similar to common iora’s.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Similar to that of common iora, but apparently restricted to forest canopy.
Similar to common iora.
Near Threatened, due to drastic continuing reduction of forest
throughout range. Occurs in several important national parks.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
None traditionally, but a target species for ecotourists.
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