Actenoides excelsus (Mayr, 1941)

Guadalcanal moustached kingfisher



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Actenoides bougainvillei excelsus Mayr, 1941


Conservation Status

Last record: 1953 (Cain & Galbraith, 1956)

Rediscovered in 1994 (Gibbs, 1996)

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Mayr, Ernst. (1945). Birds of the southwest Pacific: a field guide to the birds of the area between Samoa, New Caledonia and Micronesia. New York: Macmillan.


Other references:

Bishop, K. D. 1987. Interesting bird observations in Papua New Guinea. Muruk 2(2): 52-57.

Cain, A. J.; Galbraith, I. C. J. 1956. Field notes on the birds of the eastern Solomon Islands. Ibis 98: 100-134, 262-295.

Dutson, G. 2011. Birds of Melanesia: Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Christopher Helm, London.

Gibbs, D. 1996. Notes on Solomon Island birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 116: 18-25.

Leary, T. 1991. Solomon Islands: state of the environment report. Environment and Conservation Division, Ministry of Natural Resources, Solomon Islands, Honiara.


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