Most of us aren’t experts on birds and can easily mistake similar-looking winged creatures. However, these adorable little fellows have a distinct appearance that’s hard to forget. Their feathers resemble something straight out of a cartoon, with bold black and yellow colors that make them stand out from any other bird species.
Wai Loon Wong from the Gunung Panti RF in Johor, Malaysia.
The black-and-yellow broadbill can be spotted in various countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, and Brunei. Its diet mainly consists of insects and it usually looks for food in lowland and hill forests. It’s often seen with other bird species and takes off from a resting spot to search for food. One such specimen was seen by Tim Avery in the Km.13 area of Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Sitting in the heart of Kedah, Malaysia is the serene Sungai Sedim Recreational Forest- a destination that nature enthusiasts would love.
In the province of Songkhla, Thailand, resides a bird species whose singing voice seems to be turned up to maximum volume. Their coos start off high-pitched and gradually get faster and higher until they turn into a frenzy of ear-piercing whistles. Notably, they often punctuate their performance with a jay-like “jeer!” call.
Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok, a resident of Songkhla in Thailand, shares that the breeding period of the black-and-yellow broadbill begins as soon as the dry season sets in. It is common to see both male and female birds perform wing displays before mating. The nests are constructed by both partners and are usually found at the periphery of clearings or over streams where there are no hindrances. However, it is important to note that these nests can also be taken over by cuckoos.
Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok from Songkhla, Thailand has reported that the species in question is in danger of becoming extinct soon. According to the IUCN Red List, it is classified as near-threatened. Sadly, their population is decreasing rapidly due to several factors such as habitat loss caused by deforestation, land conversion, and wildfires.
My name is Will Yan and I work at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sabah, Malaysia.
Hi there! I go by the name Will Yan and I’m currently employed at the Rainforest Discovery Center located in Sabah, Malaysia.
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