French: Martin-chasseur à dos blanc German: Weißrückenliest Spanish: Alción dorsiblanco
Other common names:
Halcyon (Cyanalcyon) albonotata
E. P. Ramsay
New Britain (Bismarck Archipelago).
16–18 cm; male 32 g. Male has white supraloral spot, light blue crown, black mask, dark blue wings and tail; remainder of body white; bill black, often horn-coloured... read more
Rapid series of 4 descending notes, “kee-ku-ko-ko”, or light cackling trill, “ki-... read more
Mainly lowland primary forest, but recorded also from secondary forest, disturbed and logged forest... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, including crickets (Grylloidea) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera). Spends much time in upper canopy, but also perches lower down... read more
Lays in Aug–Oct. Pair-members sit near each other high in canopy, and call back and forth. Tunnel and nest-chamber dug by both adults... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Despite being widespread in New Britain,... read more
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