Red-backed Kingfisher
Red-backed Kingfisher
Size Comparison with Dusky Woodswallow
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Kingfishers (Coraciiformes)
Family: Tree Kingfisher (Alcedinidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)
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Thank you Andrew Allen for confirming the id of this species for us

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 © 2015-2023 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)