French: Martin-chasseur étincelant German: Glitzerliest Spanish: Alción culiblanco
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Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. fulgidus
(Gould, 1857) – Lombok and Sumbawa (W Lesser Sundas).
C. f. gracilirostris
(Rensch, 1928) – Flores, Besar and Adonara#R(C Lesser Sundas).
30 cm. Unmistakable. Both sexes of nominate race have blackish head, blue-black upperparts, wings and tail, with contrasting brilliant white rump and lower back; cheeks and... read more
Rapid series of 8–14 harsh notes, “kuff-kuff-kuff...” at rate of c. 1 per second... read more
Primary and tall secondary rainforest, also monsoon forest and bamboo-forest, degraded forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and insect larvae. Recorded feeding on small reptiles. Foraging behaviour undocumented.
Lays in Mar and possibly Jan in Flores, possibly in Feb or Mar in Sumbawa. Territorial. Nest in burrow in an earth bank. Clutch of two eggs... read more
Presumed to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Nusa Tenggara EBA. Widespread, and fairly common; on Sumbawa, uncommon generally but fairly common... read more
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