Black-and-yellow Broadbill

About the Black-and-yellow Broadbill

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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 22 November 2014
Scientific Name
Eurylaimus ochromalus
  • Passeriformes
  • Eurylaimidae
  • Eurylaimus
  • E. ochromalus
Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.3 to 5.9 inches
1 to 1.4 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
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.

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黑黄阔嘴鸟
Czech (Cesky) loboš žlutočerný
Danish (Dansk) Guløjet Brednæb
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwart-gele Hapvogel
Finnish (Suomi) kirjoharlekiini
French (Français) Eurylaime à capuchon
German (Deutsch) Halsband-Breitrachen
Italian (Italiano) Beccolargo nero e giallo
Japanese (日本語) クビワヒロハシ [kubiwahirohashi]
Norwegian (Norsk) Guløyebrednebb
Polish (Polski) szerokodziób obrozny
Russian (русский язык) Черно-жёлтый рогоклюв
Spanish (Español) Eurilaimo Negrigualdo
Swedish (Svenska) Svartgul brednäbb
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