French: Martin-chasseur tacheté German: Tropfenliest Spanish: Alción moteado
Other common names:
Spotted Wood Kingfisher
Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. lindsayi
(Vigors, 1831) – Luzon Spotted Kingfisher – Luzon, Marinduque and Catanduanes (N Philippines).
A. l. moseleyi
Steere, 1890 – Negros Spotted Kingfisher – Panay and Negros (C Philippines).
26 cm. Distinctive, with buff spotting above and scallops below. Male of nominate race has dark green crown with black spots, light green stripe above pale blue supercilium,... read more
Main call explosive, stuttering trill 1 second long on ascending scale, “tu-tu-tu-tu-tu... read more
Primary and secondary lowland and hill rainforest, sometimes near forest streams; generally below... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, beetles (Coleoptera) and snails (Gastropoda), also some small vertebrates. Perches low down in dark areas of forest; probably... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads and females with eggs in oviduct recorded in Mar, Apr and May. Thought to dig nest-hole in arboreal termite nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. No details available on population sizes. Unobtrusive and easily overlooked; reported as rare on Luzon. Appears to be virtually restricted to forest... read more
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