Broadbills (Eurylaimidae)

Rufous-sided Broadbill (Smithornis rufolateralis) - HBW 8, p. 84

French: Eurylaime à flancs roux German: Weißbinden-Breitrachen Spanish: Eurilaimo Flanquirrojo
Other common names: Red/Red-sided Broadbill

Taxonomy: Smithornis rufolateralis G. R. Gray, 1864, Ghana.
Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with S. capensis, but latter probably more closely related to S. sharpei. Races very similar, budongoensis possibly not tenable. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rufolateralis G. R. Gray, 1864 - E Sierra Leone E to W Zaire, S to SW Congo and N Angola (Cabinda).
  • budongoensis van Someren, 1921 - EC & NE Zaire and W Uganda.