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Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Syma torotoro

Description:

A smaller sized kingfisher 18-20cm. Underparts pale to white, upper breast and head a distinctive orange/yellow with a black spot on the back of the head. Female (shown here) also has a black patch over the crown. Mantle is a dark turquoise/blue-green. Bill a clear bright yellow with no black.

Habitat:

Found in lowland and hill forest. This female seen on forest edge in Varirata National Park, east of Port Moresby in PNG.

Notes:

The sub species Syma t. torotoro is endemic to New Guinea.

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10 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Desmond. I am sorry I missed your comment at the time but much appreciated.

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Huge congrats, what cute little fella'

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you so much for the nomination Ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Jim and thank you Pradeep for your comments. Much appreciated.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

Nice one!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

I love kingfishers! Those around here are very shy and hard to approach. Great job with this one, Triggs!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Ashutosh. I appreciate your comment.

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Thank you Polilla. The species in this group are some of my favorite kingfishers. Glad you like this one.

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 3 years ago

Awesome

triggsturner
Spotted by
triggsturner

Central, Papua New Guinea

Spotted on Aug 4, 2016
Submitted on Sep 17, 2016

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