Black-and-red Broadbill

Scientific Name: Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Malay Name: Hujan-hujan Merah
Chinese Name: 黑红阔嘴鸟

Found from Indochina, Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra to Borneo

Polytypic. Subspecies are: affinis, malaccensis, macrorhynchos, siamensis

Local Subspecies: malaccensis

Size: 21-24 cm

Identification: Adult is distinctive looking with blackish chin, cheeks and upperparts with long white streak along scapulars, dark maroon-red rump and underparts with narrow black breast-band and brightly coloured bill with turquoise-blue upper mandible and yellowish lower mandible. Juvenile resembles adult but has browner overall plumage.

Habitat: Forest, forest edge, freshwater swamp forest and mangroves.

Ecology/Behaviour: Unobtrusive, often sitting still for long periods usually near water.

Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Extirpated from Singapore since 1950. Only one recent record of an adult bird seen and photographed at a wooded area and also mangroves in Pulau Ubin on 7 and 22 August 2004.



External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2
Lim Kim Seng (2009) The Avifauna of Singapore