Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher, Moustached Kingfisher

Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher, Moustached Kingfisher

Artist: Lyn Vik
Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Bougainville Moustached Kingfisher, Moustached Kingfisher by Lyn Vik
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
ALCEDINIDAE
Order: 
CORACIIFORMES
Genus: 
Actenoides
Species: 
bougainvillei
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Rothschild, 1904)
Medium: 
Acrylic
Artist Statement: 
The moustached kingfisher (Actenoides bougainvillei), also called Bougainville moustached kingfisher, is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. Their natural habitats are subtropical or tropical, moist, lowland forests and subtropical or tropical, moist, montane forests; they nest in tree holes. They are threatened by habitat loss and introduced predators. An estimated 250–1,000 mature individuals are left.