French: Martin-chasseur moine German: Einsiedlerliest Spanish: Alción monje
Other common names:
Green-backed Kingfisher (when lumped with A. capucinus)
Halcyon (Paralcyon) monachus
N & C Sulawesi, including islands of Manadotua and Lembeh.
31–32 cm; 150 g. Large, heavy kingfisher with green back and wings, rufous collar, and rufous underparts apart from white throat. Male nominate race head blue, tail... read more
Long, melodious, ascending and descending whistles, repeated at intervals of six seconds; also... read more
Dense lowland forest and tall secondary forest, at up to 900 m. Replaced by A. princeps at... read more
Food and feeding
Large centipedes (Chilopoda) and beetles (Coleoptera). Perches quietly in understorey or in midstorey, 1–5 m above ground, often... read more
Little known. Probably lays in Feb–Mar; recently fledged young recorded in Apr. Nest with eggs found in Mar, in hole dug into... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Generally uncommon, but locally common in N; present in Lore... read more
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