Sihek (Guam kingfisher)
It has been over 30 years since the sihek, or Guam (Micronesian) kingfisher, was last seen in the wild, but thanks to conservation breeding, there is still hope for this species. Restoring this species is both ecologically and culturally important as the sihek has profound spiritual significance for the Indigenous Chamorro people of Guam.
Did you know?
Sihek excavate their own nest cavities in soft rotten trees.
They feed entirely on animal matter including lizards, skinks, geckos, insects, annelids, and small crustaceans. It feeds mainly upon prey that is on the ground unlike the belted kingfisher found in Canada.