We have recently updated some of our Kingfishers and added several new ones bringing the total number of Kingfishers on Birdorable to ten! There are actually 90 different species of Kingfisher in the world, so we still have a way to go. Each of our birds... Read more »
The Sacred Kingfisher is a species of woodland kingfisher found in Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as kōtare), and other nearby parts of the Pacific. It gets its name from a Polynesian traditional belief that the bird has control over the ocean's waves.
Sacred Kingfishers have a lovely turquoise blue plumage, with white and buffy underparts. They dine on a variety of prey items, including many types of insect, plus small fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, and even other birds.
The Sacred Kingfisher has a fairly large natural range, and the population trend is increasing. The conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of October 2014.
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This week, we’re celebrating the world’s kingfishers! There are about 90 species of kingfisher in the world. These darling birds are often colorful, and they can be found all around the world.... Read more »