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Fifty insect families have been identified as prey, chiefly grasshoppers, bugs, moths, butterflies, flies, cockroaches, damselflies, mantises, mayflies, and ants. Todies also consume seeds, lizards, and spiders. Fearsome creatures (scorpions, whipscorpions, snakes) are wisely avoided. Tody feeding behavior resembles that of tody-flycatchers (tropical America). All capture insects using a distinctive aerial feeding technique, the underleaf-sally. With head directed upward, the bird scans undersides of leaves.

Lay 3–10 eggs, incubation 19–21 days, shared by day female by night. Nestling period 23–27 days, chicks fed by both parents at maximum average rate of three to four items per hour. Alcedininae CONSERVATION STATUS TAXONOMY Gracula atthis Linnaeus, 1758, Egypt. Seven subspecies. Not threatened. 6 mi (four pair/km) on river, but some local problems with polluted or altered river courses. OTHER COMMON NAMES SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS English: European/Eurasian kingfisher; French: Martinpêcheur d’Europe; German: Eisvogel; Spanish: Martin Pescador Común.

Main activity is at twilight and during the night. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Melidora macrorrhina 5 in (12 cm) wide nest chamber dug into active nests of arboreal termites. Lays two to three eggs; male incubates eggs and broods chicks by day. Collect food for chicks by day and night. SUBFAMILY CONSERVATION STATUS Halcyoninae Not threatened, but little known due to its nocturnal habits. TAXONOMY SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS Hook-billed kingfisher Dacelo macrorrhinus Lesson, 1827, Manokwari, New Guinea. Three subspecies.

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