Genus Clytoceyx


Shovel-billed Kookaburra - The sole representative of the genus Clytoceyx, the Shovel-billed Kookaburra is endemic to New Guinea. It primarily occurs in hill forests, but has been recorded from sea-level up to an altitude of 2400 m . It finds its food in mud or on moist ground. The diet consists mainly of earthworms, snails, beetles, lizards and insects. It is inconspicious and infrequently seen. It is likely that it is partially nocturnal.

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Clytoceyx