New Britain Kingfisher

Scientific Name
Todiramphus albonotatus
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Genus
Conservation Status
Near Threatened (NT)

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The White-mantled Kingfisher or New Britain Kingfisher (Todiramphus albonotatus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to New Britain off Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. The White-mantled Kingfisher is 16-18 cm in length and has a black bill, and the plumage is mostly white in the male, with blue wings, tail, a turquoise crown, and a thick black stripe through the eye. The female is similar to the male but has blue on the lower back. The call is a rapid descending "kee-ku-ko-ko" or a trilling "ki-ki-ki-ki-ki". It widespread but scarce and is probably threatened by habitat loss.