Vanuatu kingfisher ID assistance sought

To: Prof Michael Tarburton <>, Scottie <>, "" <>
Subject: Vanuatu kingfisher ID assistance sought
From: Neil and Liz Baker <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:40:28 +0000 (GMT)
I've just joined this group in anticipation of 10 weeks birding your east coast 
this July-Sept so I'm going to enjoy these ID challenges.

We have several Halcyon kingfishers in Tanzania and are quite use to seeing 
these well marked imm birds.

Fry et al 1992 names this Vanuatu bird as H. chloris juliae and the IOC list 
(3.4) retains this among the 50 recognized races for this neat bird.

regards to all


Neil and Liz Baker, Tanzania Bird Atlas, P.O. Box 1605, Iringa, Tanzania.
Mobiles: +255 785-311298 and +255 784-834273.
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On Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 4:04, Prof Michael Tarburton 
<> wrote:

    G'day Scottie
All of what Steve Says is correct, but if you look at you will see that  the Rufous-bellied has been
also seen on Aore as well.  So if you had named the island you were
on, it would be easier to alert you to what is around there. gives you annotated checklists for 600 Melanesian
islands.  If you find something new let me know and I can add it to
the appropriate list(s)

The bird in your photo is a well-coloured Collared Kingfisher.

Mike Tarburton


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