; class Aves, order Passeriformes)
A family of small to medium-sized, brightly coloured birds, most of which have a whitish dorsal patch. Eurylaimus steerei (wattled broadbill) has a large blue wattle round its eye. Their bills are large, broad, flattened, hooked, and often covered by a short crest. They have large heads, rounded wings, and short to long tails. They inhabit open wooded country, and feed on insects, fruit, seeds, and small vertebrates. Their nests, which are suspended over water, are pear-shaped with a side entrance. There are eight genera, with 14 species, found in Africa, southern Asia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.