Scientific Name: Hemipus hirundinaceus
Malay Name: Rembah Sayap Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑翅鹟鵙
Breeding Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Size: 13.5-14.5 cm
Similar to Pied Triller but easily separated by smaller size and lack of white wing-patch and supercilium. Male has uniform black upperparts and white underparts. Female has browner upperparts. Juvenile resembles female and has browner wash across upper breast.
Similar looking species: Pied Triller
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, freshwater swamp forest and mangroves.
Behaviour/Ecology: Flies short sorties to snap prey out of the air and returning to the same, typically exposed perch.
Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Sighted at Central Catchment Forest (Jelutong Tower) on 12 Feb 2013, 23 August 2013 and 20 January 2018 and at Pulau Ubin (Chek Jawa) on 28 June 2015.
BirdLife International. (2016). Hemipus hirundinaceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
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.