Whitehead's broadbill

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Whitehead's broadbill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Calyptomena
Species: C. whiteheadi
Binomial name
Calyptomena whiteheadi
Sharpe, 1888

The Whitehead's broadbill (Calyptomena whiteheadi) is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. It is restricted to montane forest in northern Borneo.[2] It is the largest member of the genus Calyptomena. It is named after the British explorer John Whitehead (1860–1899) who collected natural history specimens in Borneo and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.[3]


It is 24–27 cm long; the male weighs 142–171 g, and the female 150–163 g. Like other two of its genus (Calyptomena), Whitehead's broadbill is a vivid green. To differentiate from its cousin, the Green broadbill, it has a black throat.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Calyptomena whiteheadi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women commemorated in the common names of birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 364–365. ISBN 0-7136-6647-1.