The Banded Black-And-Yellow Broadbill Is Like A Kookaburra

Someone added that a bird can’t be purple and black with random yellow splotches and an outrageously turquoise beak and also with bright blue eyes too.

The banded broadbill is a rare tropical bird that lives in moist lowland rainforests, using its broad, sturdy beak to snatch up insects’ mid-flight which is endemic to the island of Java in Indonesia.

These birds live in flocks of 20 or so. They construct large, complex nests that hang from suspended vines, draped in lichen and spider webs to obscure them from view. These species take nest-building and egg incubation seriously.

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In Asia, Australasia, and Africa you can see the members of the broadbill family (Eurylaimidae), which boasts some of the most incredible color combinations in the world, the banded broadbill is related to pitta birds (family: Pittidae).

You can see a similar ‘color-blocking’ effect in the plumage if you look at the rainbow pitta (Pitta iris) from northern Australia and the noisy pitta (Pitta versicolor) from eastern Australia. But pittas have a more delicate build overall.

The mind-bending diversity across the species is hese birds bring a flood of color to the forests of our closest neighbors, but never quite made it to our shores.

The brilliant green broadbill (Calyptomena Viridis) is from the forests of Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula, a tiny jewel-colored creature with a head that gives it a slightly off-kilter vibe:

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The black-and-yellow broadbill has a pink body, black and yellow wings, bright yellow eyes, and an aqua beak. But this bird is threatened by habitat loss.

The bird watchers from Myeik University, Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS), the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bird Tour Asia, Wildlife Sanctuary (Putao), and Flora and Fauna International discovered between 2010 and 2014. According to U Thein Aung of the Myanmar Bird and Nature Society, the forestry department will be notified of the new sightings. The department has included 1,056 species on its list. According to MBNS’s Daw Thiri Dae We Aung, 49 of the 1114 species are globally threatened species.

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This bird is all terrestrial or internationally known as Black and Yellow Broadbill (Eurylaimus Ochromalus). It has classic fur color, black dominates the top with yellow insertion on the wings and white spots on the tip of the tail.

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The lower part of their body is pinkly graded with a black ribbon across the upper chest. They are small around 15 cm. they have a shrill and easily recognizable voice. But the sound is similar to the jungle rain at first glance. The difference is that Eurylaimus Chromalus does not start his chirp with a preliminary whistle or a voice that slowly disappears.

Black-and-Yellow Broadbill Eurylaimus ochromalus Female Cute Birds of Thailand

Global ground rain has spread across Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Kalimantan. They live in the forest and hunt insects from low perches and like to linger in the lower canopy of trees. They are belonging to the Eurylaimidae tribe, namely Asian and African bird tribes, which have few members but have colorful feathers. But these birds are included in the category of Near Threatened (NT) or Nearly Threatened on the IUCN Red List. You can download a digital calendar for your gadget or computer in this May 2014 collaboration between Mongabay-Indonesia and Burung Indonesia.

Their Song Is “Disproportionately Loud.”

They sing a series of high-pitched coos that increases in pitch and speed, turning into a maddened series of loud whistles and it is disproportionately loud. It requently gives a jay-like “jeer!” call.

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