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Vanuatu Kingfisher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher

Todiramphus farquhari



  • Dark blue upperparts
  • Rich orange underparts
  • White spot in front of the eye
  • Broad black band on side of head
  • White throat and collar


Australasia found on Vanuatu (Espíritu Santo, Malo and Malakula).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dense rainforest above 200m.



The diet includes insects, beetles, spiders and small lizards.


The nest may be hole in a palm tree or tree fern but more often both sexes excavate a burrow in a termite mound in a tree. The clutch consists of 3-4 white eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

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