Kingfishers & Open Country Birds

 

About Kingfishers & Open Country & Dry Woodland Birds

This page illustrates the Kingfishers and birds frequently observed in open country with habitats including open dry sclerophyll woodland, tropical savannah and agricultural land.

Kingfishers

Kingfishers are divided by family into River and Tree Kingfishers.
Tree Kingfishers such as the Kookaburra and Forest Kingfisher prefer open woodland, rainforest margins, agricultural land and large gardens.
The beautiful Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher favours denser vegetation including rainforest and nests in active termite mounds at ground level.
River Kingfishers require permanent water usually with dense riparian or mangrove vegetation. Typically they are small birds that hunt by diving from perches above the water and make very challenging photographic subjects.

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Forest Kingfisher (Male)

Forest Kingfisher

Forest Kingfisher (Juv)
 
Forest Kingfisher (Female)
 
Sacred Kingfisher (Female)

Sacred Kingfisher (Male)
 
Sacred Kingfisher







Sacred Kingfisher (Juv)

Collared (Mangrove) Kingfisher
Collared (Mangrove) Kingfisher
Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher

Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher

Azure Kingfisher



Azure Kingfishers 



Little Kingfisher
 


Little Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra




Laughing Kookaburra




Blue Winged Kookaburra (Female)
 

Blue Winged Kookaburra (Male)

 
 


Open Country Birds                                                                                     



Straw Necked Ibis


Straw Necked Ibis




Straw Necked Ibis



Bush Stone Curlew



Bush Stone Curlew (Camouflage posture)

 


Rainbow Bee-eater (Male)


Rainbow Bee-eater (Female)
 
Rainbow Bee-eater (Male)


Rainbow Bee-eaters (2Male & Female)

 

Little Friarbird

Noisy Friarbird



White-winged Triller (Male Eclipse Plumage)

 
Great Bowerbird


 

Welcome Swallow


Welcome Swallow

White-Breasted Woodswallow



White-Breasted Woodswallow


Fairy Martin

 

Tree Martin



Australasian Pipit
 

Australian Bustard

 
Diamond Dove (C)

Crested Pigeon
 
 

Red Browed Firetail

 



Red Browed Firetail
 
Double Barred Finch
Masked Finch



Chestnut Breasted Mannikin
Chestnut Breasted Mannikin


Chestnut Breasted Mannikin



Nutmeg Mannikin (Female)
Nutmeg Mannikin (Male)



Crimson Finch (Male)
 
Gouldian Finch (C)


Cattle Egret (Early breeding flush)

Cattle Egret (Early breeding flush)

 
Cattle Egret (Breeding flush)
 

Cattle Egret (Non breeding)


Australian Magpie (Female)



Australian Magpie (Male)


Australian Magpie (Male)
 

Eurasian House-sparrow (Introduced)
 


Emu


 Emu
 
 

Fork Tailed Swift
 
Fork Tailed Swift


Budgerigar (Dry season visitor to tablelands)

Cockatiel (Dry season visitor to tablelands)


Rose Breasted Cockatoo (Galah)
 
Red Winged Parrot (C)