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Guam Micronesian Kingfisher Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Todiramphus cinnamominus
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Coraciiformes
  • Range

    The Guam Micronesian kingfisher was once widespread on the island of Guam but is extinct in the wild due to the introduction of the brown tree snake. Only 100 individuals remain in zoos, which have developed breeding programs to increase their numbers.

  • Habitat

    Woodlands and forests

  • Niche

    The Guam Micronesian kingfisher feeds on insects and lizards, catching them with its large beak.

  • Life History

    The Guam Micronesian kingfisher's beak is also used to drill holes into trees and rotting wood for nesting. Male and female birds work together to excavate the nest, an activity that may help the pair bond.

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