Grauer's Broadbill

Scientific Name
Pseudocalyptomena graueri
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)

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The Grauer's Broadbill or African Green Broadbill, Pseudocalyptomena graueri, is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Pseudocalyptomena. Baron Walter Rothschild, who first described this species, considered it to be a flycatcher only superficially similar to the Asian broadbills of the genus Calyptomena, hence the name "false Calyptomena. It now appears that it is an actual broadbill, one of only a few African representatives of a primarily Asian family. It is bright green with a blue throat and vent and a small bill, quite unlike those of the other broadbills. It is endemic to the Albertine Rift Mountains of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species is rare, and is threatened by habitat loss.