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, siamensis, malaccensis, macrorhynchos.
Local Subspecies: malaccensis
Size: 21-24 cm
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.
Behaviour/Ecology: Unobtrusive, often sitting still for long periods usually near water.
Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Past accepted records in our database:
Past records, bar chart (see more bar charts):
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Black-and-red Broadbill)
BirdLife International. (2016). Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.