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Green broadbill, (Calyptomena viridis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Calyptomenidae
Genus: Calyptomena
Raffles, 1822[1]

Calyptomena is a genus of birds in the family Calyptomenidae.[2] The name is a combination of two Greek words: kaluptos meaning "covered", and mēnē, meaning "moon".[3] Established by Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1822, the genus contains three species:[2]

Calyptomena Intro articles: 1


Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
Calyptomena viridis Green broadbill Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula
Calyptomena hosii Hose's broadbill northern Borneo.
Calyptomena whiteheadi Whitehead's broadbill northern Borneo.

All three species are primarily green, and all are found in Borneo. The larger two species, Hose's and Whitehead's, are endemic to the island,[4] while the smaller green broadbill is also found in Sumatra and on the Malay peninsula.[5]

Calyptomena Species articles: 3


  1. ^ Raffles, T.S. (1822). "Descriptive Catalogue of a Zoological Collection made in Sumatra". Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 13: 295. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "ITIS Report: Calyptomena". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  4. ^ Myers, Susan (2016). Birds of Borneo (2nd ed.). London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-4729-2444-5.
  5. ^ "Calyptomena viridis". International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 July 2017.

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