Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Sacred Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher Todirhamphus sanctus
Described by: Vigors; Horsfield (1827)
Alternate common name(s): Green Kingfisher, Tree Kingfisher, Wood Kingfisher, New Zealand Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Halcyon sancta
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RangeAustralia, New Zealand and islands of the sw. Pacific;
(1) Australia (sw. and w. Western Australia, n. and c. Northern Territory, nw. and ce. Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (Campbell Park), Victoria and se. South Australia, Tasmania and possibly also the Solomon Is. (Guadalcanal and San Cristobal).
Disperse more widely into the interior of Australia. Winters in the Greater Sundas (Sumatra, Java, Borneo), Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea and possibly the Philippines.
(2) New Zealand, Norfolk Is., Lord Howe Is. and Kermadec Is.
(3) New Caledonia and Isle of Pines.
(4) Loyalty Is. Includes Fiji and Futuna populations.
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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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