Broadbill Story - WorldInFrame.com

Broadbill Story

Broadbills generally dwell in the high canopies and seldom come low to the ground. This particular Green Broadbill (Takau Hijau) juvenile did just the opposite, it perched on a low branch for about 15 minutes presenting my friends and I many photo opportunities.

We could hear its parent calling nearby but could not locate it, and this juvenile simply ignored the call altogether. She was just a child exploring her world after all.

Some broadbills look very similar at a glance, but the learned people classify them into separate types still, based on some minute differences. Banded Broadbill on the left share the same bodily colors as Black & Yellow Broadbill, but it possesses some distinct characteristics: it has a black necklace; it displays "fierce" countenance; and it calls with a coarser voice.

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