Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Calyptomena
Species: C. viridis

Broadbills are monogamous and differ from all other passerines (perching birds) in the arrangement of the leg muscles that bend the toes. Broadbills are chunky birds, 12.5 to 28 cm (5 to 11 inches) long, with a short, wide bill having bristles. It is a brilliant green plumaged bird with a wide gape bill, rounded head, short tail and three black bars on wings. The bill itself is very weak and almost hidden by crest above it.

It is a resident of rainforest and feeds largely on soft figs and their feeding habits helps the distribution of the seeds around the forest floor. Female lays 2-3 whitish eggs and the young fledges after 22-23 days.

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