Mangaia Kingfisher

Mangaia Kingfisher, Todiramphus ruficollaris

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Scientific name: Todiramphus ruficollaris

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Call: a characteristic two-note tanga-eeeoo, repeated 3-5 times in succession, a pair sometimes call alternately. Also represented as ki-wow.

Audio: All rights reserved © Natural Heritage Trust

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References:

[1] Fry, C. H., Fry, K., & Harris, A. (1992). Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers: A handbook. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

[2] McCormack, G. (1997). The status of Cook Islands birds. World Birdwatch, 19(1), 13-16.

[3] Rowe, S., & Empson, R. (1996). Distribution and abundance of the Tanga'eo or Mangaia Kingfisher (Halcyon tuta ruficollaris). Notornis, 43(1), 35-42.

[4] Rowe, S., & Empson, R. (1996). Observations on the breeding behaviour of the Tanga'eo or Mangaia Kingfisher (Halcyon tuta ruficollaris). Notornis, 43(1), 43-43.

Links:

Cook Islands Biodiversity & Natural Heritage

Mangaia Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Todiramphus ruficollaris Mangroves of Mangaia I. (s Cook Islands)

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