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Category:Melidora - BirdForum Opus

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Genus: Melidora


A single species, the highly distinctive Hook-billed Kingfisher from New Guinea.
This species is nocturnal and digs in the soil for food.


Melidora is a genus in the family Alcedinidae.
It shows some similarities with Tanysiptera, Clytoceyx and Dacelo.

Genus Melidora viewedit
M. macrorrhina Hook-billed Kingfisher


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 2001. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334306
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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