Red-and-Black Broadbill

Museumwinkel

Mounted on – circular wooden base
Measurements HxBxD – 29 x 16 x 14 cm / 11,4 x 6,2 x 5,5 inch
Note – This bird died of natural causes in captivity and was mounted by a licensed (award-winning) taxidermist 

Many of the broadbills are brightly coloured birds that present broad heads, large eyes and a hooked, flat and broad beak. They range from 13 to 28 centimetres in length, and live in the dense canopies of wet forests, allowing them to hide despite their brightly coloured plumage. The broadbills are for the most part insectivorous and carnivorous. Prey taken include insects, spiders, centipedes, and millipedes, as well as lizards and tree frogs. Prey is obtained by sallying from a perch to snatch it in flight, and gleaning the prey off leaves and branches while flying. This bird was prepared by a skilled taxidermist which results in highly decorative and lifelike piece.