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, 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)

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

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. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.