Mewing or Mangaia Kingfishers

Photo Wanted
Kingfisher Information ... Kingfisher Species Photo Gallery

The Mewing Kingfishers or Mangaia Kingfishers (Todiramphus ruficollaris), also known locally as the Tanga‘eos - are endemic to Mangaia in the Cook Islands.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations.

The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.



The Mewing Kingfisher measures about 22 cm in length. It has a large head and large black bill. The upper plumage is blue-green, with a yellow-orange collar and head-band, and a blue-green cap. The plumage below is white.


Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.