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Todiramphus sp. nov. 'Rarotonga'

Rarotonga kingfisher

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Todiramphus cf. tutus

 

Conservation Status

Last record: pre-1940 (fide Holyoak, 1980?)

 

A possible record from c.24 August, 1981 exists (Child, 1981:84)

 

Distribution

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific (central)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Child, Peter. (1981). Some Rarotonga bird notes. Notornis 28(1): 84-85.

Holyoak, David Thomas. (1980). Guide to Cook Island Birds. Cook Islands: Cook Islands Library and Museum Society Inc. 40 pp.

Thibault, Jean-Claude and Cibois, Alice. (2017). Birds of Eastern Polynesia: A Biogeographic Atlas. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. 438 pp. [p. 284]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/8225/todiramphus-sp-rarotonga-kingfisher

 

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