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Black-and-yellow Broadbill of Sabah

on 13th June 2016

BraodbillBnY [AmarSingh] 1

“Saw an adult male Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) foraging in the forest.

BraodbillBnY [AmarSingh] 2

The images at the top and above are to show the two tones of the coloured beak. The anterior portion is green and the proximal section blue. Davison (1999, The Birds of Borneo by B. E. Smythies 4th edition) describes it as ‘bill sky-blue or green’. Handbook of the Birds of the World describes it best as ‘bill bright turquoise to cobalt-blue, green tip of upper mandible, black cutting edges’ (Bruce, M.D. & Bonan, A. 2016. Black-and-yellow Broadbill. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive).

BraodbillBnY [AmarSingh] 3

“Above highlights the vinaceous-pink chest which changes yellow lower down and at the vent…. And below shows a view of the white spots on outer tail feathers.”

BraodbillBnY [AmarSingh]  4

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st May 2016

Location: RDC, Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Habitat: Interior of forest reserve, thick canopy

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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