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Scaly-breasted Kingfisher

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Photo by dandsblairAmbang, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Photo by dandsblair
Ambang, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Alternative name: Scaly Kingfisher

Actenoides princeps

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[edit] Identification

24–25 cm (9½-10 in)
Male

  • Blue head
  • Buffish to rufous tinged colour
  • Brown back with buffy scalloping
  • Finely barred pale underparts

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. p. princeps:
  • Humid montane forests of north-eastern Sulawesi
  • A. p. erythrorhamphus:
  • Humid montane forests of north-western and central Sulawesi
  • A. p. regalis:
  • Humid montane forests of south-eastern Sulawesi

[edit] Habitat

Both primary and secondary hill and montane forests, generally between 900–2000 m, occasionally lower.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Although little detailed information is available, they are known to eat beetles, cicada nymphs and small lizards.

[edit] Breeding

They lay their 4 eggs in an excavated tunnel in an earth bank. There is little other information available.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2018)

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