A distinctive resident of their surroundings, with a black chinstrap, orange underparts, and lengthy white stripes on each side of their body while clad in midnight black.
The black-and-red bird belongs to the Eurylaimidae family (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos).
The large broadbill with the distinctive black and red coloring is difficult to mistake for any other species found in its area due to its remarkable plumage.
The average adult weighs 51–65 g, with a length of 21–24 cm (8.3–9.4 in) and wingspans of 9.7–10.8 cm (3.8–4.3 in) (1.8–2.3 oz).
Adults have bright red backs and upper tail coverts, greenish-black top portions with a crimson half-collar, blackheads, and breast bands.
A white line appears on the folded wing because the scapulars’ edges are completely white.
The curve of the wing is bisected by a thin orange line.
With few white specks here and there, the tail is primarily black.
The bill is two-toned, with a brilliant orange mandible and a turquoise tip and margins on a turquoise-blue maxilla.
Emerald green irises are present.
The upper sections of juveniles are a sooty brown color, they have maroon bands on their shoulder and upper tail skins, and they also have wings.
These birds are frequently found near bodies of water and can be found in tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps as well as wet lowland forests.
Broadbills with a black and red bill breed from March to June.
Though they also eat mollusks, crabs, and tiny fish, these birds primarily eat insects.