Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Passeriformes      Family: Eurylaimidae
 

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Eurylaimidae family (Broadbills) are forest birds living generally in small flocks amongst high trees, and feeding as a rule on insects. They build large round nests of grass and fibres suspended from a fine twig and with an opening at the side. Bill normally broad and flat. Tail generally rounded, often graduated. The range of the family extends from the western Himalayas to the Philippines and Borneo, the majority inhabiting the Malay peninsula. The following two species are found in India:


Long-tailed Broadbill  Psarisomus dalhousiae - local resident
Silver-breasted Broadbill  Serilophus lunatus - local resident


Reference:

Broadbills - Eurylaemi - Eurylaemidae - [Fauna of India (Birds) vol iii 1895 - by W. T. Blanford]


Passeriformes families
Aegithalidae
Alaudidae
Bombycillidae
Certhiidae
Cinclidae
Cisticolidae
Corvidae
Eurylaimidae
Fringillidae
Hirundinidae
Hypocoliidae
Irenidae
Laniidae
Muscicapidae
Nectariniidae
Paridae
Passeridae
Pittidae
Pycnonotidae
Regulidae
Sittidae
Sturnidae
Sylviidae
Zosteropidae

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