Guadalcanal moustached kingfisher

Guadalcanal moustached kingfisher

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Actenoides bougainvillei excelsus

The Guadalcanal moustached kingfisher is a kingfisher in the subfamily Halcyoninae that is endemic to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. The bird can be found in closed-canopy forests at elevations of 900–1,100 m, and is reported to nest in holes in the ground. It is considered a subspecies of the moustached kingfisher by the International Ornithologists' Union but some taxonomists elevate the taxon to species status.

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References

1. Guadalcanal moustached kingfisher Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalcanal_moustached_kingfisher
2. Guadalcanal moustached kingfisher on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22726883/117090813
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/290401

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