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Shovel-billed Kookaburra

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Alternate name
Clytoceyx rex Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
33 cm  Length
Tropical rain forest, plantations & gardens, below 2,400 m, in:- Island of New Guinea, [Indonesia:- New Guinea] [Melanesia:- Papua New Guinea] Habitat-Altitude-Range
Worms, slugs, snails, beetles, small reptiles, amphibians and insects. Food
1092 World Number

Least Concern


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Cape May  Photo by  Sam Woods all rights reserved Antpitta

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(Clytoceyx rex rex)
Nick Athanas XC18759
19-06-2007, Papua New Guinea
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