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Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus


I came upon this kingfisher in our backyard in Roma. I was surprised to see it there as I have only ever seen this species near coastal rivers; however, I have since learned that they inhabit woodlands, mangroves and paperbark forests, tall open eucalypt forest and melaleuca forest, and do most of their foraging on land, only occasionally eating fish.

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LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Beautiful :)

Nayeli 8 years ago


mcaul6515 8 years ago


staccyh 8 years ago

lovely photos of these stunning little birds.

RiekoS 8 years ago


Technopony13 8 years ago

I have a question, I live in Saskatchewan and this spring I spotted this nest that was about 10 times bigger than a normal nest and was humongous I was just wondering iif you would happen to know what that might be well I mean what type of animal might live in it.

Technopony13 8 years ago

My that is amazing! See I use an ipod touch because I dont really have a camera well I do but its my mom's and she says she doesn't want me to use cause I never put it away, and Ill check that link out! :)

ShannaB 8 years ago

I have a Canon DSLR, but my husband uses a compact and his pictures are fantastic too. All the pictures in his collection were taken with his compact.

ShannaB 8 years ago

Absolutely! It's amazing what you see and learn once you really start looking!

Technopony13 8 years ago

What type of camera do you use?

Technopony13 8 years ago

I agree lots of people just sit inside and play games but I think its a good idea to see nature! get some fresh air and discover things that maybe have already been discovered but maybe you havnt seen it yourself in person.

ShannaB 8 years ago

Thanks wildsweld and Technophony13! Technopony - there are many kinds of birds that I've only seen once. Some of them I've managed to photograph and some of them I've missed... but I am always hopeful that I'll see them again. I figure the more time I spend outdoors, the better chance I have! : )

Technopony13 8 years ago

Wow its a beauty! I wish I saw animals like this, I live on a farm and earlier this year I had spotted a orange and black bird I got closer when it all of a sudden started chasing me! It was in the cat tails so Im guessing it had a nest in their although I had no clue what type of bird it was though.

wildsweld 8 years ago

Beautiful capture! What a lovely bird!

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 20, 2013
Submitted on Sep 27, 2013

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