Family: Alcedinidae (Alcedinid Kingfishers, 10 species in Australia)
Size: 19-24 cm
Distribution: Most of Australia except some of SW Central Australia
Habitat: Eucalypt, paperbark forests, woodlands, mangroves
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest
A beautiful bird, shaped similar to the Laughing Kookaburra but smaller, more brightly coloured, and not nearly as often seen.
Photo: Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW
Artwork: John Gould, 'The Birds of Australia', 1848. Original Scanned Image.
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