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Australian Kingfishers, Kookaburras



Bee-eaters

Rainbow Bee-eater
(Merops ornatus)
Rainbow Bee-eater
The Rainbow Bee-eater is a brightly coloured bird with long curved bill and long tail streamers. Head is golden with black eye stripe and body is mostly green and blue. The bee-eater is a fast flier that flits around after insects. Click to continue>

Kingfishers

Azure Kingfisher
(Alcedo azurea)
Azure Kingfisher
The Azure Kingfisher is a small azure blue kingfisher black bill and a short tail. The neck has an orange stripe on each side. The throat is washed with orange becoming more reddish on belly. The legs and feet are red. Males and females are similar.... Click to continue>
Little Kingfisher
(Alcedo pusilla)
Little Kingfisher
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. Click to continue>
Blue-winged Kookaburra
(Dacelo leachii)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
The Blue-winged Kookaburra is a stocky bird with large head and a short neck and blunt tail. Beak is fairly long and sturdy. It has a cream head with brown streaks. The wings and rump are blue. The throat is white and underparts are patterned with... Click to continue>
Laughing Kookaburra
(Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra
The Laughing Kookaburra is a stocky bird with large head and a short neck and blunt tail. Beak is fairly long and sturdy. The wings are brown with blue mottling, the back is brown and the tail reddish. The males have a patch of blue-green feathers... Click to continue>
Yellow-billed Kingfisher
(Syma torotoro)
Yellow-billed Kingfisher
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Collared Kingfisher
(Todiramphus chloris)
Collared Kingfisher
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Forest Kingfisher
(Todiramphus macleayii)
Forest Kingfisher
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. Click to continue>
Red-backed Kingfisher
(Todiramphus pyrrhopygia)
Red-backed Kingfisher
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Sacred Kingfisher
(Todiramphus sanctus)
Sacred Kingfisher
The Sacred Kingfisher has a turquoise back, turquoise blue rump and tail, buff-white underparts and a broad cream collar. Has black eye stripe. Female is less brightly coloured. Young birds are similar to the female, but with some brown on the... Click to continue>

Typical Rollers

Dollarbird
(Eurystomus orientalis)
Dollarbird
The Dollarbird has mostly dark brown upperparts with blue-green on the back and wings. The breast is brown and underside is light. The throat and underside of the tail is bright blue. It is a sturdy bird with an unusual swooping flight. There is a... Click to continue>


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