Calls of the Black-and-yellow Broadbill

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Those who have watched these birds in the region would be familiar with Black-and-yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus) calls.

The classical calls are a loud advertising call by both sexes and that may be given in response to another bird. The call usually lasts 10-11 seconds. It starts with a gradual pace for 3-4 seconds, then picks up to a shrill trill with 10-12 notes per second and usually ends abruptly. This can be better appreciated from the waveform than the sonogram as shown above.

A call record here:

There are a number of other calls that the birds make. The above shows a sonogram and waveform of a mewing-like call.

A call record here:


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: Ulu-Kinta, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Mixed Secondary and Primary Forest

Date: 6th July 2020

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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