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Green-backed Kingfisher
Green-backed Kingfisher (Male) cropped
Male
Information
Range Indonesia, where it is restricted to north and central Sulawesi, and the islands of Manadotua and Lembeh.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Halcyoninae
Genus Actenoides
Species Actenoides monachus
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Green-backed kingfisher (Actenoides monachus), is a species of tree kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia, where it is restricted to north and central Sulawesi, and the islands of Manadotua and Lembeh. It can be found in the protected areas of Lore Lindu, Bogani Nani Wartabone, and Tangkoko Batuangus.

Its natural habitat is dense tropical moist lowland forests up to 900 m elevation. It is threatened by habitat loss by deforestation.

The black-headed kingfisher was previously considered part of this species, but was elevated to species status in 2014.

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