Green-backed Kingfisher

The Green-backed Kingfisher (Actenoides monachus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae 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. The conservation status of this species is Near Threatened by IUCN 2014.

This photos was taken at Tangkoko – Batuangus Nature Reserve on the begining of augustus by me using digital prosumer camera. Thank you to the Mr. Samuel for spotting this species to me,.

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Adult female

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Adult male

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Adult female

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Adult female

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