Species Index

Todiramphus macleayii
(Jardine and Selby, 1830)

Common Name: Forest Kingfisher

Distribution: East coast of Australia from northern Queensland to mid New South Wales, and the northern part of the Northern Territory.

Ecological notes: Frequents savannah woodlands, open coastal forests and wooded swampy areas, mangroves.

Additional notes: Hunts small insects, reptiles and crustaceans from a low branch or the ground. Nests in tree debris in hollow branch or trunk, or hollow burrowed into a tree termite nest. Similar Sacred Kingfisher has buff spot in front of eyes, and often has more buff underparts.

References: eBird at Accessed 24 July 2023

The complete guide to Australian Birds. George Adams. Penguin Random House Australia 2018. p 290.