Rufous-bellied Kookaburra (Dacelo gaudichaud) - HBW 6, p. 201
French: Martin-chasseur de Gaudichaud
Spanish: Cucaburra Ventrirrufa
Other common names: Gaudichaud’s Kookaburra, Rufous-bellied Giant Kookaburra
Taxonomy: Dacelo Gaudichaud Quoy and Gaimard, 1824, Waigeo.
Possibly the ancestral form of the genus Dacelo. Has in past been placed with D. tyro in genus Sauromarptis. Monotypic.
Distribution: Lowlands of New Guinea, along with W Papuan Is (Gebe, Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, Misool, Kolepom), all islands in Geelvink Bay, Aru Is, and Heath Is (Sariba) in Milne Bay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched in a tree. Locality Varirata National Park, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 30 May 2013 9 weeks ago 19 sec 3.8
A perched bird, looking around. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 4 years ago 30 sec 3.3
rear view of adult perched on lateral branch, looking around, then regurgitates a pellet Locality Batanta Island, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 9 September 2004 3 years ago 48 sec 3.1
A poor view of a bird through a scope Locality Kiunga, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Rigdon Currie 30 June 2005 6 years ago 5 sec 1.9
A bird on a branch Locality Kiunga, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Rigdon Currie 30 June 2005 6 years ago 17 sec 1.6
A bird perched high in a tree, calling Locality Tabubil, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 25 August 2008 4 years ago 23 sec 1.5