Black-and-red Broadbill

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Scientific Name: Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos

Malay Name: Hujan-hujan Merah

Chinese Name: 黑红阔嘴鸟

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

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

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.

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

Local Status: Former resident and very rare visitor

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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BirdLife International. (2016). Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

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.