Red-backed Kingfisher
Sacred Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Kingfishers (Coraciiformes)
Family: Tree Kingfisher (Halcyonidae)
Species: Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)
This Photo:     Size Comparison with Dusky Woodswallow

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Typical kingfisher with massive beak compared with its body. White breast, blue wings, red back.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Oct-2015
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)