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Micronesian Kingfisher

Todiramphus cinnamoninus

Coraciiformes - Alcedinidae - Kingfishers

Micronesian Kingfisher - Juvenile

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Micronesian Kingfisher - Juvenile

Distribution: Guam

Habitat: Forest, woodland, mangrove swamps, coconut palms, and large gardens.

Diet: Insects, skinks and geckos.

Breeding: Both sexes excavate a hole 3-8m above ground in a tall tree. Pair may control several nest hollows, but only one is used.

Clutch size: 2 eggs

Rearing: Both parents feed the chicks.


Protocol from San Diego Zoo

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Protocol established ?
Used on 150 individuals
Success rate 100.00%


Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success*
Used by 2 or more institutions*
Points on minimizing imprinting 
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs*
Birds went on to successfully parent rear*

Warning points

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