Longtailed broadbill

Psarisomus dalhousiae

SUBFAMILY

Eurylaiminae

TAXONOMY

Eurylaimus dalhousiae Jameson, 1835, northern India. Four subspecies recognized.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Eurylaime psittacin; German: Papageibreitrachen; Spanish: Pico Ancho de Cola Larga.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

9.1-10.2 in (23-26 cm); 1.9-2.4 oz (53-67 g). Yellow face, black head with blue and yellow spots. Light green underparts,

darker green upperparts and wings. Primaries black and blue. Long blue tail.

DISTRIBUTION

P. d. dalhousiae: Himalayas to northeast India and southeastern Bangladesh, south to northern Thailand, Laos, and north Vietnam. P. d. psittacinus: peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. P. d. borneensis: northwestern Borneo. P. d. cyanicauda: southern Indochine peninsula.

HABITAT

Tropical and subtropical evergreen or semi-evergreen forest up to 6,560 ft (2,000 m) elevation in Himalayas.

BEHAVIOR

Travel in flocks during nonbreeding season, but pairs tend to be secretive during the breeding season. Often sits motionless in lower canopy.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Insectivorous, taking prey by gleaning or sallying.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Start of breeding season depends on locality, but generally between March and June. Lays five to six eggs.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened; common throughout its range.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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