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Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii

Described by: Vigors; Horsfield (1826)
Alternate common name(s): Northern Blue-winged Kookaburra, Fawn-breasted Kingfisher, Leach's Kingfisher, Barking Jackass, Howling Jackass
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lockyer Waters, Queensland, Australia - Aug 14, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia - Date unknown © Bruce Michael  Mackay, Queensland, Australia - 1976 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia - Date unknown © Lou Hegedus 
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N. Australia;
Two populations;
(1) S. and se. New Guinea from Mimika River to Fly River and from Eloa River to Amazon Bay.
(2) Northern Territory (Melville Is.).
(3) N. Australia from ne. Western Australia s. to Broome and Northern Territory (Kakadu National Park and Top End) to n. and ne. Queensland (Cape York Peninsula, Queensland s. to Brisbane). Rarely s. to Byron Bay, ex. ne. New South Wales.
(4) Cw. Western Australia (Hamersley and Pilbara Regions).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Kiwi Wildlife Tours


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


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