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 – Broadbills

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Species (19)

African Broadbill (Smithornis capensis) – Video
Grey-headed Broadbill (Smithornis sharpei)
Rufous-sided Broadbill (Smithornis rufolateralis) – Video
Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis) by Peter Ericsson – Video
Hose’s Broadbill (Calyptomena hosii)
Whitehead’s Broadbill (Calyptomena whiteheadi) – Video
Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) by Ian – Video
Long-tailed Broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) by Peter Ericsson – Video
Silver-breasted Broadbill (Serilophus lunatus) by Peter Ericsson – Sound
Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus) by Ian Photo by PEricsson
Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) by Peter Ericsson
Wattled Broadbill (Sarcophanops steerii) ©WikiC fveronesi1
Visayan Broadbill (Sarcophanops samarensis)
Dusky Broadbill (Corydon sumatranus)©WikiC Mike – Video IBC
Grauer’s Broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri) – Video – IBC
Velvet Asity (Philepitta castanea) – Video – IBC
Schlegel’s Asity (Philepitta schlegeli) – Video – IBC
Common Sunbird-Asity (Neodrepanis coruscans) – IBC
Yellow-bellied Sunbird-Asity (Neodrepanis hypoxantha) ©Flickr


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Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
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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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