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Long-tailed broadbill

Binomial name: Psarisomus dalhousiae, Robert Jameson, 1835

The long-tailed broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae) is a species of broadbill that is found in the Himalayas, extending east through Northeastern India to Southeast Asia. It is the only bird in the genus Psarisomus. The long-tailed broadbill is about 25 cm (10 inches) in length and weighs between 50 and 60 grams. It can be identified by its shrill call.

The long-tailed broadbill is a forest bird that lives on insects. It is very sociable and normally travels in large, noisy parties except during the mating season. It builds a pear-shaped nest in a tree. The female usually lays between 5 and 6 eggs that are incubated by both sexes; both sexes also help to feed the young.

The scientific name commemorates Christina Broun, Countess of Dalhousie (1786–1839), wife of George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie.

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Videos of Long-tailed broadbill

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    Long-tailed broadbill

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    Long-tailed broadbill

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    Long-tailed broadbill

  • Long-tailed broadbill

    Long-tailed broadbill

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Eurylaimidae
Genus
Psarisomus
Species
Psarisomus dalhousiae

Common names

  • English: Long-tailed broadbill

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Psarisomus dalhousiae in Thailand

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