Tanysiptera sylvia

Tanysiptera sylvia

Image of buff breasted paradise kingfisher

(Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher)

FAMILY

Alcedinidae

Species

Tanysiptera sylvia

Common name

Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher

Main colour

Blue

Distinctive feature

Brilliant iridescent blue, tail with 2 long protruding feathers, size 29-35 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A brillantly coloured bird, the upperparts are iridescent blue with black, underparts are orange to white, rump white as are the 2 protruding feathers. Legs and feet orange-yellow, eyes black, bill bright orange-red.