I think we can all agree that there are some pretty beautiful birds out there.
I’m introducing the spectacular black and yellow broadbill, just like a cartoon!
This tiny bird has a pink body, black and yellow wings, bright yellow eyes, and an aqua-colored beak.
Native to Southeast Asia, its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist montane or lowland forests.
Commonly found in countries like Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and more.
Unfortunately, they are listed as “near threatened” in the IUCN Red List. They are threatened by habitat loss to the local logging industry.
They are known to build large pear-shaped and purse-like nests hanging from trees.
Nests can be built from moss and leaf skeletons and are lined with roots and leaves.
The black-and-yellow broadbill’s diet is mainly composed of insects such as mantises and scarab beetles.
Their calls consist of high-pitched squeals that increase in pitch and speed, turning into a series of frantic loud whistles.
Their song is often described as “disproportionately loud”, listen to it for yourself below: