Forest Kingfisher

Forest Kingfisher, Todiramphus macleayii

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Scientific name: Todiramphus macleayii




Call: A series of rapidly repeated notes, either a high pitched whistled krree-krree-krree or a 'machine gun' call; also harsh strident chatter near the nest.





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[1] Chan, K. (2001). Partial migration in Australian landbirds: A review. Emu, 101(4), 281-292. doi: 10.1071/MU00034

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

[3] Woinarski, J. C. Z., Brock, C., Armstrong, M., Hempel, C., Cheal, D., & Brennan, K. (2000). Bird distribution in riparian vegetation in the extensive natural landscape of Australia’s tropical savanna: a broad‐scale survey and analysis of a distributional data base. Journal of Biogeography, 27(4), 843-868. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2699.2000.00439.x


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Forest Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Todiramphus macleayii macleayii N Australia (n N Territory); winters to Sermata I. (Lesser Sundas)
Todiramphus macleayii elizabeth E New Guinea
Todiramphus macleayii incinctus E Queensland to NSW; winters to e New Guinea and Kai Is.

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