A chunky bird with a very broad bill, Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos is commonly known as Black-and-red broadbill. This species is monotypic within the genus Cymbirhynchus. Its plumages are covered with black upperparts, red rump and deep red underparts crossed by a black breast band and long white streak down the scapulars. The bill is bright blue at the top mandible and yellow below. The juvenile has a similar appearance as the adult but has dull reddish-buff underparts.
The Black-and-red broadbills’ natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. It inhabits wooded regions close to the rivers, streams or flooded areas in south-east Asia. Other than molluscs, water snakes and small crabs, C. macrorhynchos feeds on small invertebrates, primarily insects like grasshoppers, beetles and ants. However, it also occasionally eats some fruits, seeds or other plant matter. [Source: MyBIS]
Name: Black-and-red broadbill
Scientific: Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Malay: Takau Hitam-merah / Takau Rakit
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a9 + SEL200600G + SEL14TC.
Location: Johor Bahru.
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