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Machaerirhynchidae

Boatbill
Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer ©Ian Montgomery Website

Machaerirhynchus is a genus of passerine birds with affinities to woodswallows and butcherbirds. The two species are known as boatbills. The genus is distributed across New Guinea and northern Queensland.

The two Boatbill species are:

Black-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus nigripectus
Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

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Boatbills Machaerirhynchidae

Family Account

The Machaerirhynchidae is a small family of two boatbills in the genus Machaerirhynchus. They are limited to Australasia….

Boatbills Machaerirhynchidae

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A nymber of images of both species

Boatbills Machaerirhynchidae

Species Account

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Black-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

Species Account

The black-breasted boatbill (Machaerirhynchus nigripectus) is a species of bird in the Machaerirhynchidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Black-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

BirdLife Species Account

...For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Black-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

HBW Species Account

Taxonomy: Macheirhynchus [sic] nigripectus Schlegel, 1871, interior of Vogelkop = Arfak Mountains, New Guinea. Relationships of genus uncertain; has been suggested that this species and M. flaviventer should be placed in a separate family of their own. Three subspecies recognized.

Black-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

Species Account

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Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

BirdLife Species Account

...For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

Species Account

The yellow-breasted boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer) is a species of bird in the Machaerirhynchidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

HBW Species Account

Taxonomy: Machaerirhynchus flaviventer Gould, 1851, Cape York, Australia. Relationships of genus uncertain; has been suggested that this species and M. nigripectus should be placed in a separate family of their own. Six subspecies recognized.

Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

Species Account

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Number of Species

Number of bird species: 2