Yellow-billed Kingfisher

Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Syma torotoro

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Scientific name: Syma torotoro




Call: loud, repeated whistling trills

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[1] Bell, H. L. (1970). Habitat of the Yellow-billed Kingfisher. Emu, 70(1), 31-32. doi: 10.1071/MU970031d

[2] Bell, H. L. (1981). Information on New Guinean kingfishers, Alcedinidae. Ibis, 123(1), 51-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.1981.tb00172.x

[3] Bell, H. L. (1984). A bird community of lowland rainforest in New Guinea. 6. Foraging ecology and community structure of the avifauna. Emu, 84(3), 142-158. doi: 10.1071/MU9840142

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

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


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Yellow-billed Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Syma torotoro torotoro Lowlands of New Guinea, w Papuan Is., Yapen I. and Aru Is.
Syma torotoro flavirostris Cape York Pen. of ne Australia (s to Weipa and Massy Creek)
Syma torotoro ochracea D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago

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