A dry-country kingfisher, paler than others. Male: crown whitish, streaked grey-green, wings and tail dusty -pale-blue, back and rump orange-tan; whitish below. Female: Duller, greyer above.
Diurnal, Can live far from water, nomadic over much of their range, Usually live in loose groups of four or five when breeding and often solitary when not.
Grassland Woodland Shrubland, Dry areas; often far from water; open mulga; mallee; dry stream beds; low tropical woodlands.
September October November December, 4 to 5; white and rounded. Incubation about 20 days, by both sexes, young fledge 3 wks.
Kakadu National Park
Carnivore, Large insects and small reptiles.
|| Red-backed Kingfisher
|| Todiramphus pyrrhopygius
|| Least Concern
|| 195 - 240 mm.
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