Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher (Todiramphus farquhari) - wiki latin dict size=57   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher(NN) Todiramphus farquhari.jpg Resolution: 140x179 File Size: 7661 Bytes Upload Time: 2007:08:20 02:49:33
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher (Todiramphus farquhari) - wiki

Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher (Todiramphus farquhari) - wiki; Image ONLY
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher (Todiramphus farquhari) - wiki

Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Photo copyright Naota Noda

The Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher (Todiramphus farquhari; also called Vanuatu Kingfisher) is a medium-sized kingfisher found only on the islands of Espiritu Santo, Malo and Malakula in Vanuatu.

It is dark blue above with richly-coloured orange underparts. There is a white spot in front of the eye and a broad black band on the side of the head. It has a white throat and collar. It measures 19-21cm in length and weighs 32-42 grams. The call is a series of loud, shrill, piping notes. The only other kingfisher in Vanuatu is the Collared Kingfisher which has paler blue-green upperparts, whiter underparts and a buff stripe above the eye.

The Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher mainly eats insects, especially beetles, and will also take spiders and small lizards. It usually hunts by perching on a branch and waiting for prey to appear. When it spots something it flies into the air or dives down to the ground or a tree trunk to catch it.

The nest is sometimes built in a hole in a palm tree or tree fern but usually a pair will excavate a burrow in a termite mound in a tree. They dig with their large bill and clear out material with their feet. After about fifteen days the burrow is completed and the termites seal off their sections. Three or four white eggs are laid. The breeding season is mostly from November to February with eggs laid in December.

The birds mainly inhabit dense rainforest in the interior of the islands, particularly above 200m. They are thought to be declining due to loss and degradation of the forest.
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.
Powered by KRISTAL IRMS   iPhotoScrap photo scrap album