Dusky Broadbill

We were driving down Frasers Hill when I mentioned how unattractive this particular broadbill was, as compared to the other members of its family. I was met with an incredulous stare by my dearest friend (who happens to be an avid twitcher) who said huffily after a minute’s silence “It’s a very special bird..you had the privilege of seeing it and it’s definitely NOT ugly!”

Plain things are not necessarily ugly. Pretty things are not necessarily special. Lesson learnt.

I fell asleep drawing this dusky broadbill…what a perfect way to greet my birthday..a far cry from my past but I wouldn’t have it any other way ♡

The dusky broadbill (Corydon sumatranus) is a species of bird in the Eurylaimidae family. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropicalor tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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