Shovel-billed Kookaburra (Clytoceyx rex) - Wiki
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The Shovel-billed Kookaburra, Clytoceyx rex also known as Shovel-billed Kingfisher is a large, approximately 33cm long, dark brown tree kingfisher with a heavy, short and broad bill. It has a dark head with rufous stripe behind eye, a white throat, brown iris, rufous neck collar, a brown bill with paler mandible, pinkish brown feet and rufous underparts. Both sexes are similar in appearance, but are easily recognized from the color of tail coverts. The male has a dark bluish tail while female's rufous. The young has an adult-like plumage with scale-patterned feathers.
A sole representative of the genus Clytoceyx, the Shovel-billed Kookaburra is endemic and distributed to hill and mountain forests of New Guinea. It find its food from the mud or moist ground. The diet consists mainly of earthworms, snails, beetles, lizards and insects.
Widespread in its large but sparse habitat range, the Shovel-billed Kookabura is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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