General Description

Upper body and top of head blue-green, underparts yellow-brown, neck white. Wide black stripe through eye. Upper bill black, lower bill cream. Body up to 24 cm long.

Biology

Sacred Kingfishers are solitary except for in the breeding season when they form pairs. Their nest is a burrow in a tree or earth bank. They mainly forage on land but also catch prey in water, eating insects, crustaceans and small vertebrates.

Distribution

Mainland Australia and Tasmania.

Habitat

Open dry woodlands and forests, occasionally in urban parks.

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