Black-and-yellow Broadbill – nesting update

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This is an update on the earlier account on the nesting activities of a pair of Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) at the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

The nest was being built in an eucalyptus tree by a trail along primary jungle adjacent to a stream.

Both the male and the female were involved in building the nest. At that time the nest building was ongoing and the nesting chamber had yet to be completed.

BroadbillBnY nest [AmarSingh]

On 9th July 2016 the nest was completed, with the nesting chamber and entrance hole.

From careful observation from a distance, incubation had begun. Surprisingly, Amar saw only the male emerging from the nest.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th July 2016

[Apologies for posting the update four months after receiving the account from Amar. The fault is mine – YC]

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