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White-mantled Kingfisher
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Information
Common Name New Britain Kingfisher
Range New Britain off Papua New Guinea.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Halcyoninae
Genus Todiramphus
Species Todiramphus albonotatus
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The White-mantled kingfisher or New Britain kingfisher (Todiramphus albonotatus), is a species of tree kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to New Britain off Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests.

The white-mantled kingfisher is 16–18 cm in length and has a black bill, and the plumage is mostly white in the male, with blue wings, tail, a turquoise crown, and a thick black stripe through the eye. The female is similar to the male but has blue on the lower back. The call is a rapid descending "kee-ku-ko-ko" or a trilling "ki-ki-ki-ki-ki".

It widespread but scarce and is probably threatened by habitat loss.

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