Machaerirhynchidae – Boatbills

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

Species Links
  • Black-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus nigripectus

    Species Account
    Sound archive and distribution map
  • 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.
  • Yellow-breasted Boatbill Machaerirhynchus flaviventer

    Species Account
    Sound archive and distribution map
  • 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.
Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 2

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