LITTLE KINGFISHER FACTS
The Little Kingfisher is the smallest Australian kingfisher. It is deep glossy blue above extending down side of breast. Chest is pure white and there is a white spot before the eye and also on the neck.
creeks and lagoons in tropical rainforest, coastal creeks with dense cover, and mangrove swamps
crustaceans, reptiles, insects and their larvae
nests in burrow in creek bank. Lays 4-5 glossy white eggs.
far north coastal areas of Northern Territory and Cape York peninsula in Queensland
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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:||Little Kingfisher|
Relatives in same Genus
Azure Kingfisher (A. azurea)