Ioras (Aegithinidae)

Green Iora (Aegithina viridissima) - HBW 10, p. 289

French: Iora émeraude German: Smaragdiora Spanish: Iora Verde

Taxonomy: Iora viridissima Bonaparte, 1850, Sumatra.
Population of Batu Is (off W Sumatra) named as race nesiotis, but considered inseparable from nominate. Taxonomic status of N Natuna Is (S China Sea) population yet to be resolved; currently included in nominate, but further study needed. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • viridissima (Bonaparte, 1850) - extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand S to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and satellites, N Natuna Is and Borneo.
  • thapsina Oberholser, 1917 - Siantan I (possibly also other islands), in Anamba Group (E of Peninsular Malaysia).