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Lesser Green Broadbill Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Calyptomena viridis
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    Malaysia and Sumatra

  • Status

    Near threatened due to habitat loss

  • Habitat

    Tropical rain forest

  • Niche

    Lesser green broadbills primarily eat fruits and vegetables. Their large mouths allow them to eat much larger pieces of food than those eaten by other birds their size.

  • Life History

    During breeding season, the female weaves a long, tubular nest out of grasses to rear her offspring. The typical nest holds three yellow or cream-colored eggs.


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