One of our most familiar birds due to its characteristic
call. A huge powerful tree kingfisher.
Common in open sclerophyll forest and woodland of eastern Australia, especially
with grassy understory and tree hollows for nesting. Will also nest in arboreal
termite nests. Also common in parks and gardens and can become habituated to
humans. Introduced to south west Western Australia, Tasmania and Kangaroo
Island in SA. Preys on invertebrates, reptiles, frogs, small mammals and birds.
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Information sources:||The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al|