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Common Paradise-Kingfisher

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Common Paradise kingfisher

Alternate name
Tanysiptera galatea  Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
Tropical lowland moist forest, rivers, streams, creeks - permanent, dry savanna, plantations & rural gardens, in:- [Indonesia:- Mollucas Buru, Halmahera, Seram & Waigeo] Island of New Guinea, [Melanesia:- Papua New Guinea:- Bismark, Iriana JayaLouisiades, Milne Bay Islands, Misool]    Habitat-Altitude-Range
1141 World Number

Least Concern


view photos Photo  by LPJC July 18, 2007 all rights reserved

wpeAD3.jpg (3885 bytes)  Common Paradise-kingfisher song
(Tanysiptera galatea)
Frank Lambert XC24675
06-08-2008, Papua New Guinea
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