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)
- Bird List Revision for November 2018 (Revisions)
- Messages from the Cinereous and Streaked Bulbuls (Science)
Past accepted records in our database:
BirdLife International. (2016). Hemipus hirundinaceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22706772A94089151.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
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.