Serilophus lunatus is a bird species from the broadbill family that is commonly known as Silver-breasted broadbill. This medium-sized bird measures about 16-17 cm in length and like to consume invertebrates, primarily insects such as grasshoppers, mantises, caterpillars, larvae and small land snails. It is found in the montane forest up to about 800-1,600 m, in the middle storey and forest edges.
The Silver-breasted broadbill is monotypic as it is the only species within the genus Serilophus. It has a rusty-coloured head with an ash-grey forehead and a broad black supercilium (stripe) over its eyes. It also has white underpart, brilliant blue and yellow bill, black tail, bright rufous at the rump and upper wing coverts; and striking blue and black flight feathers. The female's appearance is similar to the male but with a narrow silvery white band across its breast, while the juvenile is slightly different and has shorter wings and tails with slightly darker plumage overall. [Source: MyBIS]
Recently, I was privileged to come across a nesting Silver-breasted broadbill in Hulu Langat, Selangor. Had the opportunity to visit during nest building stage and eventually the day before the chicks fledged. Here are some of the images taken with SONY a1 and SONY FE 600mm F/4 GM OSS (loan unit). Hope to come across future nesting of this beautiful bird.
Name: Silver-breasted broadbill (female)
Scientific: Serilophus lunatus
Malay: Burung Tadah Hujan / Takau Dada-perak / Takau Tanda Hujan
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY α1 + SEL600F40GM
Location: Hulu Langat, Selangor
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