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.
- BirdLife International (2017). "Sarcophanops samarensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
- "Visayan Broadbill (Eurylaimus samarensis) - BirdLife species factsheet". www.birdlife.org. Retrieved 2016-08-04.
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