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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