Eurylaimus ochromalus Raffles, 1822, Singapore Island. Three subspecies recognized.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Eurylaime а capuchon; German: Halsband-Breitrachen; Spanish: Pico Ancho Negro y Amarillo.
5.3–5.9 in (13.5–15 cm); 1.1–1.4 oz (31–39 g). Blue bill, black head, white band at throat. Whitish to rosy breast to yellow behind abdomen. Wings and tail black with yellow bands on wings, white spots on tail.
E. o. ochromalus: peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Riau and Lingga Archipelagoes, Belitung, Bangka, Batu, and North Natuna Islands. E. o. mecistus: Tuangku Island to the northwest of Sumatra. E. o. kalamantan: Sarawak.
Evergreen forests, lower montane rainforests, peat swamp and tidal swamp forests, and mixed dipterocarp forests. Also in logged forests, secondary vegetation, and overgrown plantations.
During courtship display the male stretches its wings and wags its tail, whereas the female shivers her half-spread wings, exposing a white rump.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Insectivorous, eats little fruit. Catches insects by sallying.
Breeding between February and October depending on locality. Lays two to three eggs.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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