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Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, & Rollers:
A Handbook
Kathie Fry & C. Hilary Fry

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction x
Acknowledgements xi
Explanation of Plates, Maps and Text 1
Characters and Relationships 6
Food and Foraging 12
Nesting 17
Social and Breeding Behaviour 19
Distribution and Derivation 21
Island Rarities 24
Colour Plates 25
Systematic Section 107
KINGFISHERS
1 Celebes Green Kingfisher Actenoides monachus 107
2 Regent Kingfisher Actenoides princeps 107
3 Moustached Kingfisher Actenoides bougainvillei 109
4 Hombron's Wood Kingfisher Actenoides hombroni 110
5 Spotted Wood Kingfisher Actenoides lindsayi 111
6 Rufous-collared Kingfisher Actenoides concretus 112
7 Common Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera galatea 113
8 Numfor Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera carolinae 116
9 Aru Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera hydrocharis 117
10 Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera sylvia 118
11 Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera nympha 120
12 Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher Tanysiptera danae 121
13 Lilac Kingfisher Cittura cyanotis 122
14 Hook-billed Kingfisher Melidora macrorrhina 123
15 Shovel-billed Kingfisher Clytoceyx rex 125
16 Banded Kingfisher Lacedo pulchella 127
17 Rufous-bellied Kookaburra Dacelo gaudichaud 128
18 Spangled Kookaburra Dacelo tyro 130
19 Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii 131
20 Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae 133
21 White-rumped Kingfisher Halcyon fulgida 136
22 Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis 137
23 Celebes Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon melanorhyncha 139
24 Brown-winged Kingfisher Halcyon amauroptera 140
25 Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda 141
26 White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 143
27 Java Kingfisher Halcyon cyanoventris 145
28 Chocolate-backed Kingfisher Halcyon badia 146
29 Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata 147
30 Grey-headed Kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala 149
31 Brown-hooded Kingfisher Halcyon albiventris 152
32 Striped Kingfisher Halcyon chelicuti 154
33 Blue-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon malimbica 155
34 Woodland Kingfisher Halcyon senegalensis 157
35 African Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon senegaloides 159
36 Black-sided Kingfisher Halcyon nigrocyanea 161
37 Winchell's Kingfisher Halcyon winchelli 162
38 Moluccan Kingfisher Halcyon diops 164
39 Lazuli Kingfisher Halcyon lazuli 165
40 Forest Kingfisher Halcyon macleayii 166
41 New Britain Kingfisher Halcyon albonotata 168
42 Ultramarine Kingfisher Halcyon leucopygia 169
43 Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher Halcyon farquhari 170
44 Lesser Yellow-billed Kingfisher Halcyon torotoro 171
45 Mountain Yellow-billed Kingfisher Halcyon megarhyncha 173
46 Sombre Kingfisher Halcyon funebris 174
47 Mangrove Kingfisher Halcyon chloris 175
48 Micronesian Kingfisher Halcyon cinnamomina 181
49 Beach Kingfisher Halcyon saurophagd 183
50 Sacred Kingfisher Halcyon sancta 185
51 Timor Kingfisher Halcyon australasia 188
52 Red-backed Kingfisher Halcyon pyrrhopygia 189
53 Pacific Kingfisher Halcyon tuta 190
54 Tahiti Kingfisher Halcyon venerata 192
55 Niau Kingfisher Halcyon gertrudae 193
56 Marquesas Kingfisher Halcyon godeffroyi 194
57 African Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx lecontei 195
58 African Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx pictus 196
59 Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus 198
60 Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx melanurus 200
61 Celebes Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx fallax 201
62 Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher Ceyx madagascariensis 201
63 Variable Dwarf Kingfisher Alcedo lepida 202
64 White-bellied Kingfisher Alcedo leucogaster 204
65 Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata 206
66 Madagascar Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo vintsioides 208
67 Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata 209
68 Philippine Pectoral Kingfisher Alcedo cyanopecta 209
69 Caerulean Kingfisher Alcedo coerulescens 210
70 Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona 211
71 Shining-blue Kingfisher Alcedo quadribrachys 213
72 Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea 214
73 Bismarck Kingfisher Alcedo websteri 215
74 Little Kingfisher Alcedo pusilla 216
75 Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting 217
76 River Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 219
77 Half-collared Kingfisher Alcedo semitorquata 222
78 Great Blue Kingfisher Alcedo hercules 223
79 American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea 224
80 Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda 225
81 Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana 226
82 Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona 228
83 Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle luguhris 229
84 Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle maxima 231
85 Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata 233
86 Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon 234
87 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 236
BEE-EATERS
88 Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amicta 241
89 Blue-bearded Bee-eater NYctYornis athertoni 242
90 Celebes Bee-eafer Meropogon forsteni 244
91 Black-headed Bee-eater Merops breweri 246
92 Blue-headed Bee-eater Merops muelleri 247
93 Black Bee-eater Merops gularis 249
94 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater Merops hirundineus 251
95 Little Bee-eater Merops pusillus 253
96 Blue-breasted Bee-eater Merops variegatus 255
97 Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates 257
98 Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bullocki 259
99 White-fronted Bee-eater Merops bullockoides 262
100 Somali Bee-eater Merops revoilii 264
101 White-throated Bee-eater Merops albicollis 265
102 Boehm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi 267
103 Little Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis 269
104 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 271
105 Madagascar/Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops superciliosus 273
106 Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus 275
107 Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops virdis 277
108 Bay-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti 279
109 European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 281
110 Rosy Bee-eater Merops Malimbicus 283
111 Carmine Bee-eater Merops nubicus 285
ROLLERS
112 Rufous-crowned Roller Coracias naevia 287
113 Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 289
114 Celebes Roller Roller Cowias termminckii291
115 Racket-tailed Roller Coracias spatulata 292
116 Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias caudata 294
117 Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinica 296
118 European Roller Coracias garrulus 298
119 Blue-bellied Roller Coracias cyanogaster 300
120 Blue-throated Roller Eurystomus gularis 301
121 Broad-billed Roller Eurystomus glaucurus 303
122 Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis 305
123 Azure Roller Eurystomus azureus 308
Bibliography 309
Index 318

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