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Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus


These gorgeous little Kingfishers have a "turquoise back, turquoise blue rump and tail, buff-white underparts and a broad cream collar. There is a broad black eye stripe extending from bill to nape of neck. Both sexes are similar, although the female is generally lighter with duller upper parts." (Birdlife Australia)


This little bird was chilling out on the tree branch about 30m from the waters edge at Gordonbrook Dam, near Kingaroy. "Gordonbrook Dam is the sole water supply for Kingaroy[.....] The dam provides a haven for over 100 different species of birds." ( )

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armadeus.4 10 months ago

They must have had a whackin' great headache after hitting the glass door. Poor little things. I'm glad to hear they both survived :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 months ago

I love these birds. So gorgeous. The last two I saw I actually rescued. They flew into a glass door. Poor little ones were stunned, but both survived.

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QLD, Australia

Lat: -26.45, Long: 151.75

Spotted on Mar 6, 2019
Submitted on May 10, 2019

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