Alice Springs Fauna •

Birds in Alice SpringsBabblers Black-faced Cuckooshrike Brown Falcon Rainbow Bee-eater Sacred Kingfisher Wedge-tailed Eagle Western Bowerbird Whistling Kite

A migrant bird, that after their breeding season migrate from the southern parts of Australia to northern Australia, the Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) is seen in the arid region of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Sometimes spied over waterholes, they can often be seen above the urban parts of Alice Springs, sitting on the high rise wires and in the botanic garden and park reserves.

Sacred Kingfishers at Vatu Sanctuary, Alice Springs © Dorothy L
Sacred Kingfishers, Alice Springs © Dorothy L

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  • Scientific classification
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Alcedinidae
  • Subfamily: Halcyoninae
  • Genus: Todiramphus
  • Species: T. sanctus
  • Binomial name: Todiramphus sanctus
  • Synonyms: Halcyon sancta

Birds in Alice SpringsBabblers Black-faced Cuckooshrike Brown Falcon Rainbow Bee-eater Sacred Kingfisher Wedge-tailed Eagle Western Bowerbird Whistling Kite

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