Banded Broadbill
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Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Tyranni
Infraorder: Eurylaimides
Genus: Eurylaimus
Species: E. javanicus
Binomial name
Eurylaimus javanicus
Horsfield, 1821

friedmanni Deignan, 1947
pallidus Chasen, 1935
harterti van Oort, 1909
brookei Robinson & Kloss, 1919
javanicus Horsfield, 1821 [2]

Other names

Purple-headed Broadbill, Horsfield's Broadbill [3].


It is a husky, forest-dwelling bird with a large head and a wide bill (used to help catch insects) [4]. The banded broadbill is atoned in purplish, black and yellow hues [4]. It has a large purplish-black band across its chest, hence its name. Its eyes are bluish-grey. Its bill is greyish and edged in black, resembling lipstick. It has various yellow spots on its wings and some yellow on its rump.

Similar species

It is similar to the Black-and-yellow Broadbill, except that it's mainly atoned in black and peach, not purple.


They sit motionlessly in the trees, in small groups or pairs and scan for moving prey. When they spot something, usually in the foliage, they fly out to grab it [4].


It feeds on grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, beetles, caterpillars, spiders, small snails, some fruit, and maybe small lizard [4].


They regularly give long vocalization that starts with a brief wheeooo sound, continuing with a long, ascending trill that may last up to five seconds [4].

They sometimes sing these calls as duets, with the second bird beginning just after the first [4].

Another, longer vocalization is a yelping keek-eek-eek; a brief one is a nasal whee-u [4].



It is from Southeast Occidental and lives in forested areas, typically near rivers, streams, and swamps, but venturing into old, overgrown plantations and sometimes parks and gardens [4].


  1. ^ "Eurylaimus javanicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Banded Broadbill (Eurylaimus javanicus)". The Internet Bird Collection. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Banded Broadbill". BirdForum. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Beletsky, Les; David Nurney, Mike Langman (illu.); Cornell Lab of Ornithology (bird sounds) (2007). Bird Songs from Around the World. Bellevue, WA: becker&meyer!. p. 258. ISBN 143797046X.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help);

External links


Genus Eurylaimus vte
E. javanicus Banded Broadbill
E. ochromalus Black-and-yellow Broadbill

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