Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Blue-winged Kookaburra
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
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(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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