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

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 2

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