Blackandred broadbill

Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos

SUBFAMILY

Eurylaiminae

TAXONOMY

Todus macrorhynchus Gmelin, 1788, no locality. Four subspecies recognized.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

French: Eurylaime rouge et noir; German: Kellenschnabel; Spanish: Pico Ancho Negro y Rojo.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

8.3-9.4 in (21-24 cm); 1.8-2.7 oz (50-76.5 g). Black head, back, and tail feathers. Red underparts and on rump and throat. Black wings with white stripe. Bill is light blue above and yellow underneath.

DISTRIBUTION

C. m. macrorhynchus: Borneo. C. m. affinis: western Myanmar. C. m. malaccensis: Myanmar, southern Thailand, southern Laos, south Vietnam, and peninsular Malaysia. C. m. lemniscatus: Sumatra.

HABITAT

Evergreen forest always near water, also in degraded areas. BEHAVIOR

Not well known. Usually found in pairs or small groups. Male may incubate eggs.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Mostly insectivorous. Occasionally takes mollusks, crabs, and small fish.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Reproduces mostly in dry season. Lays two to three eggs. CONSERVATION STATUS

Not threatened; fairly common, but range contracting.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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