French: Martin-chasseur de Winchell German: Rotnackenliest Spanish: Alción cuellirrojo
Other common names: Winchell's Kingfisher
Isabella, Basilan, Philippines.
Five subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. w. nesydrionetes
(Parkes, 1966) – C Philippines on Tablas, Romblon and Sibuyan; probably this race on Masbate and Sicogon.
T. w. nigrorum
(Hachisuka, 1934) – Samar, Calicoan, Biliran, Leyte, Negros, Cebu, Siquijor and Bohol (EC & SC Philippines).
T. w. mindanensis
(Parkes, 1966) – Mindanao, and perhaps this race recently discovered on Camiguin Sur#R (S Philippines).
T. w. winchelli
(Sharpe, 1877) – Basilan.
T. w. alfredi
(Oustalet, 1890) – Sulu Archipelago (Jolo, Tawitawi, Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, Papahag), in SW Philippines.
25 cm; male 60–64 g, female 67–80 g. Medium-sized kingfisher with dark blue upperparts, paler blue crown sides and rump, rufous supraloral spot. Male of nominate... read more
Rising series of 3–6 harsh metallic “chup” notes, first two slower, rest faster,... read more
Dense lowland forest, preferably undisturbed, but also heavily degraded karst forest, to 750 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), cicadas (Cicadidae), beetles (Coleoptera), larvae; also spiders; recorded taking... read more
Male with moderately large testes in May. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Population estimated at 2500–10,000 individuals, and declining rapidly. Recent records from c. 15 scattered localities, on Tablas (where reasonably... read more
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