Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher

Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera sylvia

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Scientific name: Tanysiptera sylvia




Call: loud tcherwill, tcherwill

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[1] Legge, S., & Heinsohn, R. (2001). Kingfishers in paradise: The breeding biology of Tanysiptera sylvia at the Iron Range National Park, Cape York. Australian Journal of Zoology, 49(1), 85-98. doi: 10.1071/ZO00090

[2] Legge, S., Murphy, S., Igag, P., & Mack, A. (2004). Territoriality and density of an Australian migrant, the Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher, in the New Guinean non-breeding grounds. Emu, 104(1), 15-20. doi: 10.1071/MU03054

[3] Pizzey, G. (1980). A field guide to the birds of Australia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

[4] Simpson, K., & Day, N. (1988). Field guide to the birds of Australia. London, UK: Christopher Helm.

[5] Williams, S. E. (2006). Vertebrates of the wet tropics rainforests of Australia: Species distributions and biodiversity. Cairns, Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management.


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Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Tanysiptera sylvia sylvia Breeds ne Australia (n Queensland); winters in New Guinea
Tanysiptera sylvia leucura Umboi I. (Bismarck Archipelago)
Tanysiptera sylvia nigriceps Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain and Duke of York)
Tanysiptera sylvia salvadoriana SE New Guinea (Hall Sound to Kemp Welch River)

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