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Torresian Kingfisher

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Todiramphus sordidus

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Identification

  • Dark green crown
  • White spot in front of eye
  • Black eyestripe extending as small line to neck
  • Broad white neck collar
  • Dark blue-green upperparts, wings and tail
  • White underparts
  • Black bill with horn-coloured base of lower mandible

Distribution

Coasts of northern Australia and southern New Guinea.

Taxonomy

This species belongs to the Collared Kingfisher complex and was formerly considered conspecific with Collared Kingfisher, Mariana Kingfisher, Colonist Kingfisher, Melanesian Kingfisher and Pacific Kingfisher.

Subspecies

Three subspecies recognized:

Habitat

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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