New Zealand kingfisher - Halycon sancta or Kotare. ; 97/55/3
New Zealand kingfisher - Halycon sancta or Kotare.
Mounted specimen of a New Zealand kingfisher - Halycon sancta or Kotare. Mounted at a normal angle with the head looking straight ahead and the wings closed.
One of a group of bird specimens, huia, tui, kingfisher and morepork.The kingfisher is found throughout New Zealand but in greater numbers in the North Island. It lives in both forest and open country and feeds on insects, worms, small fish, mice and lizards, also crustaceans and shellfish (Falla et al.)
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Mr W H Dawbin
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