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Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher

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wpe6.jpg (28815 bytes) White-tailed Kingfisher Alternate name
Tanysiptera sylvia Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
29-35 cm Length
Moist forest, rivers, streams, creeks up to 1,560 m, in:- [Austrailia:- Queensland] [Indonesia:-  New Guinea] [Melanesia:- Papua New Guinea, (Bismark:- New Britain)] Island of New Guinea, Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 white eggs, incubation 25 days, fledging 27 days. Nests in termite mound. Source Clutch
Reptiles, amphibians & insects. Food
Nesting pairs are sometimes assisted by an extra male. Habits
1147 World Number

Least Concern


view photos November 5, 2006 Photos by rainforest_harley all rights reserved

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Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfisher song (Tanysiptera sylvia nigriceps)Frank Lambert XC24667
19-07-2008, Papua New Guinea

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IMG_6175 Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia)

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