Black-and-yellow Broadbill nesting

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Disclosure: I saw this nest and nest building birds while on a trail. I used only handheld photography with a long lens (600mm x 1.5 DX format), with no flash, and was about 15 meters from the nest. They were not comfortable with my presence and stopped their activities. I watched them just long enough to take a few images (under 5 minutes) and left. I will probably return periodically to follow up as incubation and nestling periods for this bird are not known locally.

BroadbillBW-nesting [AmarSingh] 1

“Saw a pair of Black-and-yellow Broadbills (Eurylaimus ochromalus) occupied in nest building (above, below).

BroadbillBW-nesting [AmarSingh] 2

“The nest was still in the process of construction and was located 8.5-9 meters up a tall tree adjacent to, but not over hanging, a stream (below).

BroadbillBW-nesting [AmarSingh] 4

“The tree is of the Eucalyptus species, possibly the same family as the Eucalyptus deglupta.

BroadbillBW-nesting [AmarSingh] 3

“Both male and female were involved in nest building and were bringing roots. They had also used dried leaves. They nesting chamber has yet to be completed (above).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
2nd July 2016

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle adjacent to a stream

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