Guam kingfisher

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Guam kingfisher
Captive male at the Bronx Zoo.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Todiramphus
T. cinnamominus
Binomial name
Todiramphus cinnamominus
(Swainson, 1821)

The Guam kingfisher (Todiramphus cinnamominus) is a reddish-orange bird in the kingfisher family, having blue wings and being about the same size as a North American robin. The only known Guam kingfishers left on Earth seem to live in captivity, with a breeding program having been established. There are an estimated 140 Guam kingfishers left. The Guam kingfisher is one of two subspecies, the other being the now-extinct Micronesian kingfisher.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2015). "Todiramphus cinnamominus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.