Banded Broadbill – juvenile or subadult

I was able to observe a number of Banded Broadbills (Eurylaimus javanicus pallidus) today (above).

One of them had immature plumage and was self-feeding. I was deciding if it was a juvenile or subadult. The breast was pale with a central dark stripe all the way up but the upper parts were reasonable well developed as was the face (above, below). This coupled with the self-feeding suggests a subadult.

Prey seen taken was some type of Stag beetle (family Lucanidae) – see below.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

Date: 23rd December 2019

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone


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