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
PhotosSee all 7 photos
Locality Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo
James Eaton 1 November 2013 1 year ago 4.9
A male perching on a tree
Locality Ton Nga Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp viridissima)
Tanakorn Chantasuban 31 August 2009 6 years ago 4.1
A female green iora perching on a tree
Locality Southern Thailand, Thailand (ssp viridissima)
Tanakorn Chantasuban 29 August 2009 6 years ago 4.1
the bird was found at 721 asl
Locality North Sumatra Region, Sumatra (Indonesia)
Chairunas Adha Putra 10 May 2015 10 weeks ago 4
An adult female.
Locality Bornean Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp viridissima)
Ken Havard 16 June 2014 1 year ago 3.8
Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Marco Valentini 17 March 2013 2 years ago 3.2