African Green Broadbill

The African Green Broadbill is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

A rare and beautiful bird, the African green broadbill was first discovered in 1908 and then not seen again for the next twenty years (3). It is a small, plump bird, with bright grass-green plumage, and a pale blue tinge to the throat, breast, base of the short tail and the feathers covering the ears. The forehead is buff, finely streaked with black, and a narrow black stripe runs through the eyes. The wide, flattened and slightly hooked bill is black, as are its claws (2) (3). More

The African green broadbill appears to have a widely varied diet, consisting of invertebrates such as small beetles, snails and insect larvae; and vegetable matter including small seeds, flowers, flower buds and fruits (2). It searches for food singly or in small flocks of up to ten birds (2). It will sit motionless on a perch, and then make quick short dashes back and forth after its insect prey, flying with vigorous regular wing beats, but achieving no great speed (3). More

The African green broadbill and Calyp-tomena species alone have hills that arestraight-sided but still very wide at the base.The latter feed largely on fruit and while these two genera are not necessarily closelyrelated there is evidence that the Africangreen broadbill also takes much plantmaterial. Green broadbills often advertise theirpresence by cooing rattles, and pairs willdrive members of the same species off small,defendable fruit sources. At larger sourcesseveral may gather, as will Hose’s broad-bills. More

African Green Broadbill, Shelly's Crimsonwing, Oriole Finch, Mountain Buzzard, Ayre's Hawk-eagle, Handsome Francolin, Black-billed Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Wood-Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Scarce Swift, Bar-tailed Trogon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Black Bee-eater, (Western) Bronze-naped Pigeon, Red-chested Owlet, Tullberg's Woodpecker, Elliot's Woodpecker, African Broadbill, Western Green Tinkerbird, African Green Broadbill, Lagdens Bush Shrike, Petit's Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Cuckoo-shrike, Archer's Ground Robin, Toro Olive-Greenbul, Ansorge's Greenbul, Equatorial Akalat, White-bellied Robin-chat, Olive Thrush, White-tailed Ant-Thrush, Grauer's Rush-warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Neumann's Warbler and Red faced More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Eurylaimidae
Genus : Pseudocalyptomena
Species : graueri
Authority : Rothschild, 1909