The colorful beauty of the broad-billed lemongrass bird

Let's see the colorful beauty of the broad-billed lemongrass bird (Pelargopsis capensis) through the lens of nature photographer Tang A Pẩu. Broad-billed lemongrass is a very large kingfisher. According to information from the Cat Tien National Park Atlas, adult broad-billed lemongrass can reach a body length of up to 35cm. As an adult the bird has a light brownish-gray head, dull blue dorsal feathers, while between the back, hips and the upper side of the tail are bright blue. The sides of the neck and abdomen are yellow with ferocity. Nestlings have stripes on the chest. As a kingfisher, broad-billed lemongrass birds often live near water, where rivers and lakes provide enough food for them. Broad-billed lemongrass breeds between March and May each year, often nesting on the banks of streams or hollows. Each litter of birds lays 3-5 eggs. With a colorful plumage, it can be said that broad-billed lemongrass is a beautiful bird, with a brilliant plumage especially when they spread their wings on the water. The cousins of the broad-billed lemongrass mostly have equally beautiful plumage, such as brown-headed lemongrass, zebra lemongrass, hung-necked lemongrass, brown-headed paradise lemongrass, lemongrass, and red lemongrass,… are of the order Coraciiformes (order Lemongrass). Previously, the red emperor species were also classified in the order Coraciiformes, but were later classified in the red emperor family of the order Bucerotiformes.

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