Sacred Kingfisher
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Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus

Family:

Kingfishers

Conservation status:

Least concern

Brain to Body Mass Ratio:

NaN

Date Taken:

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Closest Suburb To Observation:

ARANA HILLS

The most common mid-sized Kingfisher which is smaller than the collared, nests in tree hollows, river banks and arboreal termite nests. 

The three similar kingfishers, forest, sacred and collared are to some not easy to differentiate however I split the species on their loral spot. The sacred has a orange-buff spot that lines the top perimeter of the eye.

 

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