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Sacred Kingfisher

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Alternate name
Todirhamphus sanctus Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Halcyonidae Family   
21 cm       Length
Coast, mangroves, forest, grassland, plantations, gardens in:- [Austrailia:- New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Austrailia, Bali, Bangka, Biak, Bismark, Christmas Island, D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago, Fiji, Flor?, Komodo, Island of Borneo, Island of New Guinea, Java, Kermadec Island, Lord Howe Island, Louisiades, Malaysia, [Melanesia:- Papua New Guinea,] Milne Bay Islands, Mollucas, New Britain, Polynesia, Seram, Solomons archipelago, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa,    Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island Habitat-Altitude-Range
1124 World Number

Least Concern


view photos Photo September 10, 2007 by ianmichaelthomas all rights reserved

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Sacred Kingfisher call
(Todiramphus sanctus)
Mike Catsis XC38398
26-07-2009, Indonesia

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