French: Eurylaime vert German: Smaragdbreitrachen Spanish: Eurilaimo verde
Subspecies and Distribution
C. v. viridis
Raffles, 1822 – Green Broadbill – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), SW Thailand and Malay Peninsula, including islands of Rah and Phuket; formerly also Singapore, and probably Pinang I.
C. v. gloriosa
Deignan, 1947 – Sumatra, Nias I, Batu Is, Lingga Archipelago, N Natuna Is and Borneo.
C. v. siberu
Chasen & Kloss, 1926 – Mentawai Broadbill – Mentawai Is (Siberut, North Pagai, South Pagai).
14–17 cm, 18·5–19 cm (siberu); 43–72·8 g. A plump, green bird with short bill, short tail and unusual tuft of feathers on forehead;... read more
Variety of distinctive, sometimes quiet, calls, often with bubbling, liquid quality; most... read more
Mostly rainforest and mixed dipterocarp forest, usually in understorey and lower levels, locally... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit; also occasionally invertebrates, particularly insects, and these sometimes fed to young in great quantity; emerging termites (... read more
Breeds in Feb–Apr in Myanmar; in Malay Peninsula apparently after heavy rains of early part of NE monsoon, Mar–Jun in Thailand... read more
Essentially resident, but some nomadism associated with seasonality of fruiting trees. Evidence... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Fairly common or locally common where suitable primary forest remains. Occurs in a number of protected areas,... read more
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