FOREST KINGFISHER FACTS
The Forest Kingfisher has a dark royal blue head with pale turquoise on the back. There is a large white spot over the bill. The underparts are white. The male has a white collar. The female has blue on back of neck.
open sclerophyll forest, margins of swamps and billabongs, mangroves, farmlands and beaches.
insects, spiders, small lizards, frogs and worms
nests are in tree cavities, banks or roots of fallen trees, and often in termite nests in trees. Lays 3-6 eggs.
from top of NT to northern NSW
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
How to identify common kingfishers. Little Kingfisher - very small blue kingfisher with small white patch on neck. Azure Kingfisher - orange underparts and violet sheen. Forest kingfisher - turquoise green head and back with white underparts and black legs. Sacred kingfisher - torquoise back with dark head, cream collar and dark eye stripe.
|Common Name:||Forest Kingfisher|
Relatives in same Genus
Collared Kingfisher (T. chloris)
Red-backed Kingfisher (T. pyrrhopygia)
Sacred Kingfisher (T. sanctus)