Significance to humans

Most broadbills are colorful birds. However, little information is available on their significance in the pet trade. The silver-breasted broadbill (Serilophus lunatusis) is sold at local markets in Thailand. The African broadbill has the distinction of being the first suboscine whose entire mitochondrial genome has been sequenced.


1. Male Hose's broadbill (Calyptomena hosii); 2. Male silver-breasted broadbill (Serilophus lunatus); 3. Female black-and-yellow broadbill (Eury-laimus ochromalus); 4. Long-tailed broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae); 5. Male African broadbill (Smithornis capensis); 6. Male Visayan wattled broadbill (Eurylaimus samarensis); 7. Dusky broadbill (Corydon sumatranus); 8. African green broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri); 9. Black-and-red broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos). (Illustration by Bruce Worden)

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