15 January 2011

Silver-breasted Broadbill/Takau Tanda Hujan

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It is found in BangladeshBhutanCambodiaChinaIndiaIndonesiaLaosMalaysiaMyanmarNepalThailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.  
The species has declined somewhat due to habitat loss, but is not considered to be threatened with extinction.[1]
The Silver-breasted Broadbill is a medium-sized broadbill, 16-17 cm in length and weighing between 25-35 g. The plumage of the nominate race has a rusty-coloured head with a ash-grey forehead and a broad black supercilium (stripe) over the eye. The breast and belly is white and the rump and upper wing coverts are bright rufous

The Silver-breasted Broadbill occupies a range of forest habitats. It occurs in tropical and semi-tropical forests, as well as semi-deciduous forests and forests dominated by pineoak and bamboo. It ma occur in selectively logged forests and even entered agricultural land and gardens. It occurs at a range of elavations across its range; between 800-2000 m in Sumatra but 300-700 m in China.[


  1. ^ BirdLife International"Serilophus lunatus"IUCN Red List. IUCN. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  2. a b Bruce, Murray (2003). "Family Eurylaimidae (Broadbills)". In Josep, del Hoyo; Andrew, Elliott; David, Christie. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 8, Broadbills to Tapaculos. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 54–81. ISBN 84-87334-50-4

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