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Forest Kingfisher Todirhamphus macleayii

Described by: Jardine; Selby (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Australian Forest Kingfisher, Blue Kingfisher, Bush Kingfisher, Macleay's Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Halcyon macleayii


Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Oct 20, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2000 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Date unknown © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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E. New Guinea. N. and e. Australia;
Three populations;
(1) E. New Guinea.
Winters in the Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain).
(2) Aru Is.
(3) S. New Guinea, n. and e. Australia (ne. Western Australia(?), Northern Territory (Yellow Waters in Kakadu National Park, Howard Park near Darwin) and ex. n. Queensland).
(4) Queenslands (Cairns Botanical Gardens and the Brisbane area) s. to New South Wales (Macleay River).
Disperses s. to Victoria.
Winters in e. New Guinea and Kai Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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