Birds are probably the most impressive, diverse, and colorful creatures in the animal kingdom, as they come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
Myanmar, or Burma, is the home to over 1,114 bird species, one of which is the Black-and-yellow broadbill (Eurylaimus ochromalus), an incredibly attractive bird that will surely amaze you with its beauty.
Recent researches have discovered 20 previously undocumented species in Burma.
These discoveries were made between 2010 and 2014 by bird watchers from Myeik University, Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS), the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bird Tour Asia, Wildlife Sanctuary (Putao), and Flora and Fauna International.
As reported by MBNS’s Daw Thiri Dae We Aung, 49 of the 1114 species are globally threatened species.
The black-and-yellow broadbill is a tiny bird that lives in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist forests in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.
Sadly, this breathtaking bird is threatened by habitat loss.
The adorable bird has a pink body, black and yellow wings, bright yellow eyes, and an aqua beak.
Black dominates the top of the body, with yellow insertion on the wings and white spots on the tip of the tail. The lower part of the bird is pinkly graded with a black ribbon across the upper chest.
Although this bird is only around 15 cm, his voice was shrill and easily recognizable, even though it resembles the sound of jungle rain.
The difference is that Eurylaimus ochromalus does not start his chirp with a preliminary whistle or a voice that slowly disappears.
These unique birds make large pear-shaped and purse-like nests that hang from tree limbs, usually from moss and leaf skeletons, and can be lined with roots and leaves.
They are listed as ‘near threatened’ on the IUCN Red List.