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.

More Broadbill pictures here...

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