Sacred Kingfisher

The Sacred Kingfisher is a medium-sized bird with a turquoise back, blue rump and tail, buff-white underparts, and a broad cream collar. It has a black eye stripe from the bill to the nape of the neck. Males and females look similar, though females are generally lighter with duller upper parts. Juveniles resemble females but have rusty-brown feather edges on the collar and underparts, and buff edges on the wing coverts. This species inhabits woodlands, mangroves, paperbark forests, tall open eucalypt forests, and melaleuca forests. At Bimbi they have a nest on the bottom block.

Likelihood to see them: Not common, need patience to spot.

Where to see them: Around Bimbi Park bottom block.

Time: Sunrise and most of the day.