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Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
Alternative name: White-tailed Kingfisher
Includes Black-headed Kingfisher
Juvenile: duller with short tail feathers and a black bill
There are 4 subspecies:
Nigriceps is sometimes split as Black-headed (or Black-capped) Paradise-Kingfisher.
Dense tropical rainforests.
They nest in ground-level termite mounds. The clutch consists of 3-4 white eggs which are incubated by both the adults both also feeding the young who fledge after 25 days.
The diet includes frogs, lizards and insects.
Call: tcherwill, tcherwill.
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