White-mantled Kingfishers or New Britain Kingfishers

 
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The White-mantled Kingfisher or New Britain Kingfisher (Todiramphus albonotatus) is endemic to New Britain off Papua New Guinea, where it is widespread but rare.

It inhabits tropical moist lowland forests.

 

Description

The White-mantled Kingfisher measures 16-18 cm in length, including the tail. It has a black bill. The male's plumage is mostly white, with blue wings, tail, a turquoise crown, and a thick black stripe through the eye.

The female resembles the male, except she has a blue lower back.

 

Calls / Vocalizations

Its call is described as a rapid descending "kee-ku-ko-ko" or a trilling "ki-ki-ki-ki-ki".


 

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