French: Martin-pêcheur des Bismarck German: Bismarckzwergfischer Spanish: Martín pescador de las Bismarck
E. J. O. Hartert
New Hanover, Bismarck Archipelago
Bismarck Archipelago (New Hanover, New Ireland, Lihir Is, Umboi, New Britain; sight record, Feni).
22 cm; male 54–57 g, female 67 g. Both sexes have white loral feathers, large creamy-white neck patch, greenish-blue head and upperparts, extending as patch on side of... read more
Loud whistle, louder, stronger and less sibilant than that of Alcedo atthis.
Lowland forest streams and rivers, less commonly streams in degraded or logged forest, generally... read more
Food and feeding
Fish, crayfish and shrimps, also insects and larvae. Often perches on dead tree limbs, close to water, then dives into water to catch prey... read more
A laying female was collected in Nov on Lihir Is. No other information on breeding available.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Little-known kingfisher. Few records of this species exist, although little information... read more
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