Forest Kingfisher

The Forest Kingfisher , also known as the Macleay's or Blue Kingfisher, is a species of kingfisher in the Halcyonidae family, also known as tree kingfishers. It is a predominantly blue and white bird. It is found in Indonesia, New Guinea and coastal eastern and northern Australia. Like many other kingfishers, it hunts invertebrates and small frogs and lizards.

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The Forest Kingfisher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Forest Kingfisher was first described by the naturalists Sir William Jardine and Prideaux John Selby in 1830. It was known for many years by its old scientific name of Halcyon macleayi before being transferred to the genus Todiramphus. Two subspecies are recognised: * H. m. macleayi, the nominate subspecies, is found across the Top End eastwards to the Gulf of Carpentaria. * H. m. More

Forest Kingfishers of the subspecies "incinctus" are found during the breeding season and summer at the place where we lived in 2003-2006, 20 km south of Narrabri, New South Wales. The first sighting in 2006 was in early September; during that season spotted in various locations in the Narrabri area. Also found in the area 20-30 km east of Narrabri in the spring/summer of 2007/08. Returned from their migration to the north at the middle of September 2008. More

Forest Kingfisher at nest hole in termite nest. Forest Kingfisher at nest hole in termite nest. Photo: Purnell Collection © Australian Museum Forest Kingfisher with food in bill. Note turquoise blue back. Forest Kingfisher with food in bill. Note turquoise blue back. More

Forest Kingfisher Size: 20cm Habitat: Located across Australia's Top end and down the Eastern seaboard to North of Sydney, the Forest Kingfisher Inhabits as the name suggest forests, woodlands and mangroves. Diet consists of insects worms and small reptiles. Notes: Blue crown, black eye stripe, long bill, with blue wings and tail, white patch on top of each wing noticeable in flight. White breast and belly. Breeds Spring. For more information on Forest Kingfisher see references. More

This young Forest Kingfisher is recovering after attempting to take a short-cut through the temple and encountering glass at high speed. This happens with a lot of young birds and they generally recover well with some Reiki and nurturing, after which they are content to sit on our fingers for up to an hour or so until they realise that they need to return to the wild. More

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Forest Kingfishers are found in North Queensland, along the east coast of Australia. They feed on insects, reptiles and small rodents. A very pretty bird that looks like a kookaburra with different coloring and a lot smaller in size. This cute Forest Kingfisher is about 12 cm high or just on 3 inches. More

The Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii) is a species of bird in the Halcyonidae family. pets No forest kingfisher pets yet! pictures No forest kingfisher pictures yet! videos No forest kingfisher videos yet! owners No forest kingfisher owners yet! blogs No forest kingfisher blogs yet! This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. More

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A superb close shot of a fluffed-up Forest Kingfisher in a great pose taken from a great POV and lighting against a fine neutral natural BG. The different blues are fantastic and the composition excellent. More

Forest Kingfisher is 18-23 cm in length and emits a shrill call. The Forest Kingfisher feeds on insects and small reptiles. More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Todiramphus
Species : macleayii
Authority : (Jardine & Selby, 1830)