03 July 2011

Green Broadbill (Calyptomena viridis)

My first meeting the lovely Green Broadbill...for record purposes only...enjoy

The Green BroadbillCalyptomena viridis, is a small, approximately 17 cm long, brilliant green-plumaged bird with a black ear patch, wide gape bill, rounded head, short tail and three black bars on wings.

The beak itself is very weak and almost hidden by the crest above it. Both sexes are similar. The female is duller and has no black markings on its ear patch and wing coverts.

                                                                                             Loc: Selangor Malaysia ..more to come..
                                                                                                                                         July 2011

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