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Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus

Description:

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)

Habitat:

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." (https://www.queensland.com/en-au/attract... )


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2 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 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 3 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.

armadeus.4
Spotted by
armadeus.4

QLD, Australia

Lat: -26.45, Long: 151.75

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

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