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Little Kingfisher Alcedo pusilla

Described by: Temminck (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Mangrove Kingfisher, Ramsay Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Ceyx pusillus, Alcyone pusilla


Daintry River, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia - Oct, 2003 © Neil Fifer  Queensland, Australia - Aug, 2007 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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Moluccas, New Guinea and associated islands, Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Is.;
Fragmented island distribution;
(1) N. Moluccas (Halmahera, Becan and Obi).
(2) Aru Is., Kai Is., w. Papuan Is., s. New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough Is., Fergusson Is.) s. in Torres Strait is. and ex. ne. Australia (Queensland, ne. Cape York Peninsula in the Iron Range National Park).
(3) N. New Guinea from Geelvink Bay e. to Astrolabe Bay.
(4) Bismarck Archipelago (Umboi, New Britain, New Ireland, New Hanover, Tabar Is.).
Solomon Is.:
(5) Buka, Bougainville, Santa Isabel, Choiseul and Florida Is.
(6) New Georgia Group (Vellalavella and Kulambangra Is.).
(7) Guadalcanal.
N. Australia:
(8) N. Australia from Northern Territory (Yellow Waters in Kakadu National Park, Middle Arm, Melville Is. and Victoria River) e. to w. Cape York Peninsula in Queensland).
(9) Ne. Queensland (s. Cape York Peninsula from the Endeavour River and Daintree River, Cairns Botanical Gardins at the saltwater pool, Thomsons Road s. to Keppel Bay, Normanton and Townsville).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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