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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: 2010-06-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-24 6:09
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Black & Red Broadbill
(Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos)
Size: 25 cm

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


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