Scientific Name: Calyptomena viridis
Malay Name: Seluwit Biasa
Chinese Name: 绿阔嘴鸟
Alternative Name(s): Little Green Broadbill
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: viridis, gloriosa, siberu.
Local Subspecies: viridis
Male has bright deep green overall plumage with broad tuft of feathers on top of bill, blackish patch on rear of ear-coverts and broad black bars on wing-coverts. Female resembles male but duller with no black markings. Juvenile resembles female but has paler breast and greenish-white vent.
Habitat: Usually found in forest but also wooded areas and gardens in Singapore.
Behaviour/Ecology: Frequents the middle and lower storeys.
Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2022 Calyptomena viridis)
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Past accepted records in our database:
BirdLife International 2022. Calyptomena viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022.. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.