Red-backed Kingfisher

Red-backed Kingfisher, Todiramphus pyrrhopygius

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Scientific name: Todiramphus pyrrhopygius




Call: a descending whistle, with a harsh alarm call given by birds 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] 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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Red-backed Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Todiramphus pyrrhopygius Australia (except sw and e, from s Queensland to se S Australia)

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