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.
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