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Torresian Kingfisher
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Information
Range southern New Guinea and Australia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Halcyoninae
Genus Todiramphus
Species Todiramphus sordidus

The Torresian kingfisher (Todiramphus sordidus), is a species of tree kingfisher in the Alcedinidae. It is found in southern New Guinea and Australia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the collared kingfisher.

Subspecies

  • Todiramphus sordidus colcloughi (Mathews, 1916): east central Australia
  • Todiramphus sordidus pilbara (Johnstone, 1983): coastal north-western Australia: from the De Grey River to Exmouth Gulf
  • Todiramphus sordidus sordidus (Gould, 1842): Aru Islands, and northern and north-eastern coasts of Australia
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