Family African and Green Broadbills (Calyptomenidae)

Near Threatened

Hose's Broadbill (Calyptomena hosii)


French: Eurylaime de Hose German: Fleckenflügel-Breitrachen Spanish: Eurilaimo de Hose

Calyptomena Hosii


, 1892,

Mount Dulit, 3000 ft [c. 915 m], Borneo




N & C Borneo, patchily from Mt Kinabalu S to the Müller Range and Kayan Mentarang and E to Sangkulirang Peninsula#R.

Descriptive notes

19–21 cm; male 102–115 g, female 92 g. Male is bright iridescent green above, with forehead tuft hiding most of bill; thin pale green eyering, black spot before... read more


Only call recorded, uttered during bobbing head movements, is a pleasing, soft, cooing like that of... read more


Upper zone of mixed dipterocarp forest on hill slopes, and lower montane forest; also forest... read more

Food and feeding

Mostly fruit, including figs (Ficus), also unidentified soft greyish-yellow berries; once observed eating small orange figs c. 1... read more


Few records, covering Apr–Oct. Nest a delicate hanging structure; one found recently measured c. 25 × 15 cm, was made of dead... read more


Resident; probably makes some local movements, depending on seasonality of fruiting trees.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA. Locally common, but rare at some sites (e.g. Mt... read more

Recommended citation

Bruce, M.D. (2018). Hose's Broadbill (Calyptomena hosii). 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 on 11 December 2018).