Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos Scientific name definitions

Guy M. Kirwan, Josep del Hoyo, Murray D. Bruce, and Nigel Collar
Version: 2.0 — Published March 12, 2021


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Exhibits a strong affinity for riparian habitats. Prefers lowland forest near rivers and streams, including evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, riverine forest, swamp forest of various types, nipah, and mangroves (51, 52, 2). Also found in plantations near water, including rubber estates and Albizia, as well as locally in villages and gardens (1, 47). Will persist in secondary forest in logged areas, provided some scattered tall trees remain, and in lower secondary vegetation with clumps of open forest in pastureland. Can survive in disturbed habitats, even seriously degraded areas along rivers. To 300 m over most of its range (26); locally to 900 m in Sumatra on Mt. Dempu, as well as in Borneo (36, 53, 48).

Recommended Citation

Kirwan, G. M., J. del Hoyo, M.D. Bruce, and N. Collar (2021). Black-and-red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (M. A. Bridwell and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.barbro1.02