Marquesas Kingfisher Todiramphus godeffroyi


Autai, T., Ghestemme, T. and Withers, A. T. 2012. A la rencontre des derniers martins-chasseurs des Marquises. Te Manu 77: 4-5.

Fry, C. H.; Fry, K.; Harris, A. 1992. Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. Christopher Helm, London.

Ghestemme, T. and Timau, L. T. 2014 . Programme de conservation du Martin Chasseur des Marquises Todiramphus godeffroyi et de biosurveillance de l’île de Tahuata. Unpub. report Communauté Européenne BEST/MANU. 11 p.

Gouni, A. 2004. Situation du Pahi Martin-chasseur des Marquises (Polynésie Française) (Todiramphus godeffroyi).

Holyoak, D. T.; Thibault, J. -C. 1984. Contribution à l'étude des oiseaux de Polynésie orientale. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - Serie A: Zoologie 127: 1-209.

IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

Nitchen, J. W.; Knowles, L. J. 1995. Kingfishers of the world. Millbank Books, Bishop's Stortford, U.K.

Seitre, R.; Seitre, J. 1991. Causes de disparition des oiseaux terrestres de Polynésie Française. South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Nouméa.

Thibault, J. -C. 1988. Menaces et conservation des oiseaux de Polynésie Française. In: Thibault, J.-C.; Guyot, I. (ed.), Livre rouge des oiseaux menacés des régions françaises d'outre-mer, pp. 87-124. Conseil International pour la Protection des Oiseaux, Saint-Cloud.

Withers, A.; Ghestemme, T.; Autai, T. 2012. Meet the Last Population of Marquesan Kingfisher in French Polynesia. Unpublished report. Conservation Leadership Programme/SOP/Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.

WWF/IUCN. 1994-1995. Centres of plant diversity: a guide and strategy for their conservation. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Cambridge, U.K.

Further resources

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

This species has been identified as an Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) trigger - click here for more information

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Todiramphus godeffroyi. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.