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Psarisomus dalhousiae

Psarisomus dalhousiae (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Tyranni
Infraordo: Eurylaimides
Superfamilia: Eurylaimoidea
Familia: Eurylaimidae
Genus: Psarisomus
Species: Psarisomus dalhousiae
Subspecies: P. d. borneensis - P. d. cyanicauda - P. d. dalhousiae - P. d. divinus - P. d. psittacinus


Psarisomus dalhousiae (Jameson, 1835)

Vernacular names
Dansk: Langhalet brednæb
English: Long-tailed Broadbill
Français: Eurylaime psittacin
Nederlands: Papegaai-breedbek


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The Long-tailed Broadbill, Psarisomus dalhousiae, is a species of broadbill that is found in the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. 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.


* BirdLife International (2004). Psarisomus dalhousiae. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 8 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

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