Kingfishers / Kookaburras that occur naturally in Australia
Azure Kingfisher (Alcedo azurea) - Range: Northern and Eastern Australia
Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia sylvia) - Range: North-east Australia, from Cape York to Eurimbula
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Common Paradise-kingfisher (Tanysiptera galatea)
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii), also known as the Macleay's or Blue Kingfisher - Range: Found on or near the Australian Coastline from Port Stephens in New South Wales northwards to Cape York and westwards across the Top End. It is a summer visitor in the southern parts of its range in New South Wales and southern Queensland
Kookaburras / Kingfishers
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) aka Laughing Jackass - Range: Eastern Australia. Introduced into the south-west corner of Western Australia
Little Kingfisher (Alcedo pusilla) - Inhabits open forest, woodland, swamps and mangroove in Australia (northern Queensland and north Northern Territory)
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) - Range: Native to most of Australia. It is a summer visitor to the southeast of the country; elsewhere it is resident all year round. It inhabits dry forests, Mulga and Mallee Woodlands and Shrublands, to savannah. It avoids denser forests
Rufous-bellied Kookaburra (Dacelo gaudichaud) - Range: Queensland, Australia
Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) - Range: Mangroves, eucalypt forests, melaleuca forests, woodlands and paperbark forests of Australia
Yellow-billed Kingfisher (Syma torotoro) - Range: Northern Cape York Peninsula in Australia - found in rainforest, monsoon forest and forest edges.
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