Todiramphus sanctus

Todiramphus sanctus

Images of Sacred Kingfisher

(Sacred kingfisher)

FAMILY

Alcedinidae

Species

Todiramphus sanctus

Common name

Sacred kingfisher

Main colour(s)

Green and blue

Distinctive feature

Black band through the eye and ear area, size 19-23 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The crown and back are a dull green, but the wings, rump and tail are blue, underparts are pale coloured. Legs and feet grey to dull brown, eyes dark brown, bill black with some white on the lower side. This kingfisher occurs chiefly in the woodland areas of the campus.