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.

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The Shovel-billed Kookaburra is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

though commonly referred to as the Shovel-billed Kookaburra, is not treated in this article. Kookaburras are best known for their unmistakable call, which is uncannily like loud, echoing human laughter — good-natured, but rather hysterical, merriment in the case of the renowned Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae); and maniacal cackling in the case of the slightly smaller Blue-winged Kookaburra (D. leachii). More

Shovel-billed Kookaburra is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Clytoceyx rex. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 13 January 2007. More

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Shovel-billed Kookaburra here as well as a variety of commoner stuff like Palm Cockatoo, Moluccan King-Parrot, Stephan’s Dove, Superb and Beautiful Fruit-Dove, Red-bellied Pitta, Masked Bowerbird, Red-throated Myzomela, Puff-backed and Spotted Honeyeater, Rusty Mouse-warbler, White-faced Robin, Sooty Thicket-Fantail, Rufous-backed Fantail, and Golden Monarch. A nocturnal foray after dinner could produce Sooty Owl, Jungle Hawk-Owl, Wallace's Owlet-Nightjar, and Marbled Frogmouth. More

pre-dawn breakfast we shall seek Shovel-billed Kookaburra at first light and spend the rest of the morning in the forest and grassland here. After lunch we shall walk back to Hunku where we shall bird along the lake’s edge until dusk providing us with yet another opportunity to observe the rails. Dinner at Hunku. More

joined by the shovel-billed kookaburra in the nights of the New Guinea forests. Many species bathe by diving repeatedly into water, especially after becoming soiled in the smelly nest cavity. Most species roost alone on a perch within vegetation, rarely in an old nest cavity. Sometimes juveniles roost with adults, and a few species, especially the pied kingfisher, gather at communal roosts for part of the year. All species are highly vocal, with a variety of distinct calls that assist in their location and identification. More

Synonymes : Shovel-billed Kookaburra (en), Martin pescatore becco a pala (it), Martín Cazador Picopala (es), Korolevskyi Zimorodok (ru), Froschschnabelliest (al), Bergijsvogel (nl) Identification : Martin-chasseur bec-en-cuillère Chez le mâle adulte, les motifs qui décorent la tête sont nombreux et variés : le capuchon est brun foncé nettement délimité dans sa partie inférieure par un collier orange. Le front est légèrement plus clair, avec une nuance rousse. Les petites plumes en arrière des narines sont orange. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Clytoceyx
Species : rex
Authority : Sharpe, 1880