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The animal on the cover of Learning from jQuery is an Asian green broadbill (Calyptomenaviridis). It is distinct from the African green broadbill (Pseudocalyptomenagraueri), also known as the Grauer’s broadbill. Despite Walter Rothschild christeningthe Grauer’s broadbill pseudocalyptomena, or “false” Calyptomena, modern sciencehas discovered that this bird is, in fact, related to the Asian green broadbill. Thus, boththis bird and its cousin are true broadbill birds.
The Asian green broadbill is a small bird, averaging 15 cm in length. It has brilliantgreen and blue plumage, with black bars on its wings and a puff of feathers just aboveits beak. The broadbill is so named for its broad beak, although the beak itself is weakbecause this species primarily feeds on figs.
The broadbill inhabits evergreen trees in Malaysian and Indonesian forests, and is stillfairly common, despite increasing habitat loss. This bird makes its nest out of lichenand spider webs, which camouflages the nests to look like arboreal litter.
The cover image is from Johnson’s Natural History. The cover font is Adobe ITC Garamond.The text font is Adobe Minion Pro; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed;and the code font is Dalton Maag’s Ubuntu Mono.
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