Timor Figbird (Sphecotheres viridis) - HBW 13, p. 715
French: Sphécothère figuier
Spanish: Oropéndola de Timor
Other common names: Green Figbird
Taxonomy: Sphecotera [sic] viridis Vieillot, 1816, “Austral-Asia” = Kopang, Timor.
Original description of genus included two different spellings, “Sphecotheres” and “Sphecotera”; former selected by first reviser as the valid name for this genus. Has sometimes been considered conspecific with S. hypoleucus and S. vieilloti; further research, including molecular-genetic analyses, is required. Monotypic.
Distribution: Timor and Roti I, in Lesser Sundas.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Roti (Rote), Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 September 2013 1 year ago 3.8
Lateral view of an adult male perched on a branch.
Locality Bipolo, West Timor (Indonesia), Timor, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 July 2009 1 year ago 3.8
Adult male taking flight from canopy
Locality Lake Be Malai, Bobonaro District, Timor-Leste, Timor, Lesser Sundas
ColTrainor 12 September 2013 49 weeks ago 3.2
Locality West Timor (Indonesia), Timor, Lesser Sundas
mark sutton 1 June 2009 5 years ago 1.7
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