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Little Kingfisher

(Ceyx [Alcedo] pusilla)
Size: 12-13 cm; wing span 20-26 cm

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Little Kingfisher at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

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ADULT

Lateral view of a Little Kingfisher in brilliant sunlight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2014]

More distant lateral view of a Little Kingfisher (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2013]

Distant lateral view of a Little Kingfisher on the edge of a billabong (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Kakadu NP, NT, November 2014]

Near-dorsal view of a Little Kingfisher (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2013]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a Little Kingfisher (photo courtesy of B. Hensen); the rufous tinge and the partly pink legs may indicate that this is an immature bird
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, July 2014]

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