French: Martin-chasseur trapu German: Malaienliest Spanish: Alción malayo
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Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. peristephes
(Deignan, 1946) – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and N peninsular Thailand (S to Trang).
A. c. concretus
(Temminck, 1825) – S peninsular Thailand (from Trang) S to Sumatra, including Mentawai Is, Bangka and Belitung.
A. c. borneanus
(Chasen & Kloss, 1930) – Borneo.
23–25 cm; male 62–89 g, female 60–90 g. Solid, medium-sized kingfisher. Male nominate race green cap, light blue hindcrown, black eyeband and band across... read more
Call loud, rising, repeated whistle, “kwee-i”, at rate of c. 1 per second, or singly at... read more
Evergreen to semi-evergreen dense lowland forest, also forest regenerated to closed-canopy stage;... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including Isopoda, cicadas (Cicadidae), longicorn beetles (Cerambycidae), mantises (Mantodea), spiders, scorpions to 9 cm... read more
Lays in Mar in Sumatra, in Apr–Jun in Malaysia, and in Dec–Mar in Borneo. Nest-burrow in low bank, usually near a stream,... read more
Sedentary. In Malay Peninsula, an individual was repeatedly recaptured at same site for more than... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Extinct in Singapore for at least 40 years, probably much longer. In Pasoh research area, in Negeri Sembilan (S... read more
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