large bill; buffy throat and belly; brown breast band (Australia; 2006-06-20)

Sacred Kingfisher
Todiramphus sanctus

Native Range: Australian Region and Oriental Region

Notes: a mid-sized kingfisher of woodlands and parklands; despite its name, it feeds on a wide variety of inscts and lizards rather than on fish alone; nests in a burrow in a bank or sometimesin an elongated cavity on a tree branch; no sexual dimorphism.

dorsal view; bluish-green crown, back, wings, tail (Australia; 2006-06-20)

buffy-white collar extends behind head (Australia; 2006-06-20)