Order Passeriformes

Family Eurylaimidae

Broadbills
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General
  • Small to medium-sized, arboreal birds, with large head and wide bill, usually slow-moving, many with strikingly patterned plumage.
  • Afrotropical and Oriental Regions.
  • Lowland to montane forest, open woodland, locally extending to cultivation and other more open areas.
  • 11-28 cm.
  • 9 genera, 15 species, 52 taxa.
  • 3 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Bruce, M.D. (2017). Broadbills (Eurylaimidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52287 on 27 March 2017).