Green Broadbill: an adult male with chick

Calyptomena viridis (Passeriformes - Eurylaimidae), the Green Broadbill, can be identified by its vibrant green plumage. The species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males possess a black dot behind each ear as well as black bands across the wings (as you can see in the photo), while females have duller green feathers and lack any black markings.

This species is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. It is regarded as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.

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Photo credit: ©Michael Gillam

Locality: Sri Phang Nga NP, Thailand

Red Data Status: Near Threatened.


Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos)

…a species of broadbill that is native to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Brunei. It typically inhabits moist lowland forests and sub/tropical mangrove forests. Like other broadbills C. macrorhynchos is both insectivorous and carnivorous taking insects, arachnids, myriapods and small vertebrates with its powerful bill. 


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Images: Gary Kinard and Peter Ericsson

Long-tailed Broadbill

Psarisomus dalhousiae (Passeriformes - Eurylaimidae) is a striking Asian bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

The Long-tailed Broadbill, as it is commonly known, is about 25 cm in length; It is characterized by its long blue tail, black cap with blue crown patch, the yellow spot on nape side, its bright yellow face, throat and almost complete collar (collar white in P. dalhousiae psittacinus), and green upperparts, among other features.

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Photo credit: ©Michael Gillam

Locality: Kaeng Krachan NP, Thailand.


Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae)

…is a species of passerine bird endemic to the Himalayas, Southeast Asia and parts of Indonesia. Like other broadbills the long-tailed broadbill feeds primarily on insects and other terrestrial arthropods which it finds in the forest. The long-tailed broadbill is also highly sociable and can often be seen in large noisy parties that are especially loud during the mating season.



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