Eurylaimidae – Broadbills

Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) by Ian

Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) by Ian

When the doors are shut in the streets, And the sound of grinding is low; When one rises up at the sound of a bird,… (Ecclesiastes 12:4 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Eurylaimidae – Typical Broadbills

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Species (9)

Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos)
Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae)
Silver-breasted Broadbill (Serilophus lunatus)
Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)
Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus)
Wattled Broadbill (Sarcophanops steerii)
Visayan Broadbill (Sarcophanops samarensis)
Dusky Broadbill (Corydon sumatranus)
Grauer’s Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri)


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Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Peter Ericsson’s Gallery

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The broadbills are a clade of small passerine birds, whose species occur in sub-Saharan Africa; the rest extend from the eastern Himalayas to Sumatra and Borneo. The family possibly also includes the Sapayoa from the Neotropics and the asities from Madagascar.

Many of the broadbills are brightly coloured birds that present broad heads, large eyes and a hooked, flat and broad beak. They range from 13 to 28 centimetres in length, and live in the dense canopies of wet forests, allowing them to hide despite their brightly coloured plumage. The plumage of the juveniles eurylaimids are similar to those of the adults, differing in being duller and shorter-winged and shorter-tailed in some cases (Wikipedia with editing)


Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) by wondersf


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