Thursday, August 12, 2010

Black and Red Broadbill

Here is another bird from the broadbill family that I would not pass up the chance to photograph whenever I get the opportunity. Even though they are usually less accommodating compared to their cousins, the black and yellow, they are still a joy to watch and capture their images.   

They are quite easy to locate in the forest due to their distinctive ‘rasping’ duck like calls.

Their unmistakable dark maroon-red, black upper parts and brightly colored bill of turquoise-blue upper mandible and yellowish lower mandible make them stand out against the greens of the forest.

Their habit of sitting still on their perch make them quite easy target to photograph.


  1. More stunning pictures Ari but for me the Black and Yellow is just amazing. Gosh, how many more are there like these two?