The final new bird species in our 2014 Bonanza is a small, colorful species found in parts of Southeast Asia, the Black-and-yellow Broadbill! The Black-and-yellow Broadbill is one of 15 species of... Read more »
The Black-and-yellow Broadbill is a small species of broadbill found in parts of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. They are usually found in forest habitat.
Black-and-yellow Broadbills are beautiful birds with distinctive plumage. They have feathers in black, white, pink, and yellow. The bill is turquoise blue and the iris yellow. Males and females are similar, though the black breast band is split in the middle on female birds.
Black-and-yellow Broadbills feed primarily on insects like crickets, beetles, and caterpillars. They may feed alone or in small foraging groups of 10-15 individuals.
Details & Statistics
The Black-and-yellow Broadbill is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is likely to be declining moderately rapidly throughout its range as a result of the continuing destruction and degradation of forest habitats. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.