French: Martin-chasseur funèbre German: Molukkenliest Spanish: Alción sombrío
Sulawesi; error = Moluccas
N Moluccas (Halmahera); previously listed also for Ternate, but data unconfirmed#R.
30 cm. Medium-sized kingfisher with stout bill. Male has white supraloral spot, supercilium and collar, dark olive-green or black upperparts, green-blue rump, white... read more
Slow, distinctive “ki...ki...ki...ki”; also 3 loud, descending, maniacal-sounding notes... read more
Swamp-forest (sago palm), tall secondary woodland, forest edge, mangroves, and occasionally gardens... read more
Food and feeding
Large arthropods, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and centipedes (Chilopoda), also snakes and lizards. Perches for long periods on a... read more
An active nest, found in Sep 2014, was in an arboreal termitarium placed on a Pandanus tree, about 5 m high.... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Maluku EBA. Uncommon, local and little known. Encounter rates on censuses have been too low to permit extrapolation... read more
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