Brown-headed Paradise Kingfisher
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Common Name Russet Paradise Kingfisher
Range Papua New Guinea
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Genus Tanysiptera
Species Tanysiptera danae
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Brown-headed paradise kingfisher (Tanysiptera danae), also known as the russet paradise kingfisher, is a species of tree kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


The brown-headed kingfisher looks similar to the buff-breasted paradise kingfisher except its head is entirely brown and lacks its white tail plumes.

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