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Green Broadbill (M)

Green Broadbill (M)
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-09 6:08
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Green Broadbill
(Calyptomena viridis) 绿阔嘴鸟
Size: 18 cm - Ex/RB
Location Panti Forest Reserve (Johor/Malaysia)

On Borneo, distinguished from two island endemic green broadbills by small size and plain plumage; unmistakable in rest of its range; female lacks black spots of male.

A soft trill tui,tui, trrrr

It frequents lowland and lower montane rainforest. It often overlooked, as it usually sits motionless inside the canopy or just below, flying quickly to a new position when disturbed. It foliage-green plumage offers a perfect camouflage. Unlike other broadbills, it feeds mainly on fruits. The nest is a large, delicately constructed pouch with a side entrance, suspended in the air, often near a forest stream.

Extinct resident breeder in Singapore.

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