Green Iora (Aegithina viridissima) - HBW 10, p. 289
French: Iora émeraude
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).
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
A male perching on a tree
Locality Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp viridissima)
Tanakorn Chantasuban 31 August 2009 3 years ago 4.1
A female green iora perching on a tree
Locality Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp viridissima)
Tanakorn Chantasuban 29 August 2009 3 years ago 4.1
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Marco Valentini 17 March 2013 11 weeks ago 3.2
A male perched on a branch.
Locality East Kalimantan Province, Kalimantan (Indonesia), Borneo (ssp viridissima)
Carmelo López 23 October 2012 31 weeks ago 2.5