Calyptomena viridis gloriosa
English : Green broadbill
French : Eurylaime vert
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Calyptomenidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 17 cm for a weight of 72 g. Round-bodied bird with a tuft of feathers above short bill. Males are bright emerald green with black ear-patch and black bands on wings. Females are duller green with yellowish belly.
Range and habitat
Subspecies found on Sumatra, Borneo, Nias, Batu, Lingga and Natuna. The species occurs from southern Myanmar and Thailand to South Malaysia. Lives in rainforests and mixed forests, rarely plantations, up to 1700 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains locally common when suitable habitat remains. Local declines with slow recovery experienced especially in logged areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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