Visayan broadbill

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Visayan broadbill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Sarcophanops
Species: S. samarensis
Binomial name
Sarcophanops samarensis
(Steere, 1890)
Synonyms
  • Eurylaimus samarensis

The Visayan broadbill (Sarcophanops samarensis) is a species of bird in the family Eurylaimidae. It is endemic to the islands of Samar, Leyte and Bohol in the central Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description[edit]

15 cm. Small, brightly-coloured passerine. Black throat and face. Green eye surrounded by large, prominent sky-blue wattle. Large, broad, pale blue bill. Purple crown, bordered by greyish nuchal collar. Purple mantle, becoming bright chestnut on rump and tail. Black wings with prominent white and lilac bar across tertials and secondaries. Lilac underparts becoming yellowish-white on lower belly. Female as male but gleaming white breast and belly. Juvenile duller.[2]

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