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Guam kingfisher

Tropics·Bird

The Guam kingfisher can no longer be found in the wild due to the introduction of the brown tree snake, domestic cats, and other non-native predators. In 1986 the last 29 Guam kingfishers were brought in to captive care to protect it from becoming completely extinct.

Thanks to efforts by the Association of Zoo and Aquarium institutions, these birds are reproducing with plans for eventual reintroduction into the forests of Guam.

  • Conservation StatusExtinct in the Wild
  • Life span15 years
  • Body size7.9-9.4 in.
  • Native habitat Forests of Guam
  • DietGrasshoppers, lizards, and skinks
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