Machaerirhynchidae – Boatbills

Yellow-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer) by Ian

Yellow-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer) by Ian

And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. (Matthew 8:20 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Machaerirhynchidae – Boatbills

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Species (2)

Yellow-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer)
Black-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus nigripectus)


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Machaerirhynchus is a genus of passerine birds currently classified with the monarch flycatchers in the family Monarchidae. The two species are known as boatbills. The genus is distributed across New Guinea and northern Queensland. (Wikipedia)

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