French: Martin-chasseur à moustaches German: Bougainville-Bartliest Spanish: Alción bigotudo de la Bougainville
Other common names:
Moustached Kingfisher (when lumped with A. excelsus)
Bougainville (N Solomons).
30–32 cm. Large and distinctive, with orange-rufous head, mantle and underparts; purple-blue eyestripe meets across nape; moustache, wings and tail all purple-blue;... read more
Loud, ringing laugh, “ko, ko, ko, ko, ko, ...”; possibly calls only in the periods just prior to... read more
Probably restricted to interior of montane old-growth forest, with a recent record from 800 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Stick-insects (Phasmida) and frogs taken.
No detailed information. Nest reported in arboreal ant nest on Bougainville. No other data.
Unknown; presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Rare and restricted in both distribution and habitat. Crepuscular, possibly even nocturnal, habits,... read more
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