Black-and-yellow Broadbill of Sabah

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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.”

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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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  1. What an amazing bird! Beautiful photos!

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