Sacred Kingfishers are found in Australia, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, much of northern and western Melanesia, and the Kermadec Islands. This species breeds throughout much of Australia (except the dry interior), New Zealand, New Caledonia and locally, New Guinea. Populations in the southern two-thirds of Australia migrate northwards at the end of breeding season to New Guinea, east to the eastern Solomon Islands and west to Indonesia becoming uncommon to very sparse as west as Sumatra. Birds move south again to Australia in August to September. It has also occurred as a vagrant on Christmas Island (in the Indian Ocean), Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Nauru.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkII |
|Lens:||EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||15 Apr 2012 - 11:55 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Not Defined|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|