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Red-breasted Paradise Kingfisher
06 09 013 Tanysiptera nympha
Information
Common Name Fairy Paradise Kingfisher
Range Papua New Guinea
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Halcyoninae
Genus Tanysiptera
Species Tanysiptera nympha
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Red-breasted paradise kingfisher or fairy paradise kingfisher (Tanysiptera nympha), is a species of tree kingfisher in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Description

It reaches a size of up to 23 cm. It has a red bill, blue forehead, a reddish body with blue-black wings. Its tail is bluish.

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