Guam Micronesian Kingfisher

Todirhamphus cinnamomina cinnamomina

Description

  • Todirhamphus cinnamominus-guam Micronesian Kingfisher.

a subspecies of the Micronesian Kingfisher.

  • The biggest of all types of MIcronesian Kingfishers.
  • Color of back is blue, color of front is tan.


Adaptation

  • Has loud, raspy calls
  • Both parents care for the young kingfisher
  • Territorial

Habitat

  • On the island of guam
  • Forest-dwelling bird
  • Have nests in tree cavities

Food Chain

Prey

  • Large insects
  • Crustaceans
  • Lizards
Predator

  • Invasive brown tree snakes

Critical Info

  • Extinct in the wild due to the introduction of invasive brown tree snakes
  • Currently held in breeding zoos
  • planned release back to Guam once the species' population is high enough
Highly endangered Micronesian kingfisher at Saint Louis Zoo

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