Black-and-red Broadbill

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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)

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Past accepted records in our database:

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.