Red-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher Tanysiptera nympha

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A striking, long-tailed kingfisher of lowland and foothill forest, including mangroves and riverine forest. Red bill and rump, deep orange underparts, black upperparts with blue crown, shoulder and long tail with 2 white spatules. Perches in the midstory of the forest interior. The most similar Brown-headed Paradise-Kingfisher appear not to co-occur, but gets close and Red-breasted differs in having a black rather than brown head. Buff-breasted is superficially similar but has a white back and tail. Song, a forceful downward trill “brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….!”

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