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Black & Red Broadbill


Black & Red Broadbill
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-04 20:50
Viewed: 2791
Points: 6
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Black & Red Broadbill
(Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) 黑红阔嘴鸟
Size: 25 cm - Ex/RB, VR/NBV - PU
Location Ė Panti Forest Reserve (Malaysia) / Kaeng Krachan National Park (Thailand)

Description:
Best distinguished from the Banded Broadbill by the white stripe in itís wings. The only member of itís genus.

Voice:
A low, clear whistle followed by some harsher notes.

Habits:
Found in lowland rainforest, often in disturbed areas, and almost always near water. It prefers coastal mangroves, flooded forests and inland rivers. It lives mainly at sea-level, although in Sumatra it occurs to 900m. it perches in the middle storey or lower, feeding on insects. The nest is a large pouch, suspended near or over the water.

Distribution:
Extinct resident breeder in Singapore.
Southeast Asia. A generally scarce resident in Sumatra, including the nearby Bangka and Belitung Islands and Kalimantan.


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fantastic birds, probably first time in TN, TFS Ori

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-08-04 22:44]

wonderfully colored and shaped bird. good lighting sharpness, contrast and framing. tfs.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-08-06 0:54]

Hi Ang Hwee,

Fantastic birds. Never seen before. I like the fine colors and the pose of these two youngsters.
Well done.

regards,
Zeno

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