Todiramphus macleayii incinctus

The white underside of the Forest Kingfisher perfectly contrasts the deep royal blue of the head and wings, with a lovely turquoise colour on the back. The bird has a white spot on either side of the forehead.  The male has a complete white collar, and the female has a blue band at the neck section of the collar.

They hunt from exposed perches, and their diet consists of invertebrates, including beetles, bugs, spiders and grasshoppers. They will also will eat insect larvae, small lizards, frogs and worms.

At Crater Lakes, they are seen perched on the electricity lines or on exposed branches.

Images of the Forest Kingfisher

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