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Green Broadbill: an adult male with chick

Calyptomena viridis (Passeriformes – Eurylaimidae), the Green Broadbill, can be identified by its vibrant green plumage. The species is sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males possess a black dot behind each ear as well as black bands across the wings (as you can see in the photo), while females have duller green feathers and lack any black markings.

This species is native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. It is regarded as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] – [2]

Photo credit: ©Michael Gillam

Locality: Sri Phang Nga NP, Thailand

Red Data Status: Near Threatened.

This is incredibly neat. I love the bright green of the feathers. 

It took me so ong to notice the big chick seems to be blocking their sibling from dad and food too. Just like a squished little beak like “me too….?”

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