Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher

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 is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The name Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher can also refer to the Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) of Africa. Vanuatu Kingfisher Conservation status Near Threatened (IUCN 3. More

Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher The name Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher can also refer to the Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala) of Africa. 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. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Todiramphus
Species : farquhari
Authority : (Sharpe, 1899)
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