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Kingfishers in paradise: the breeding biology of Tanysiptera sylvia at the Iron Range National Park, Cape York

Legge, Sarah; Heinsohn, Robert


We describe the breeding biology and site fidelity of the buff-breasted paradise kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia), which migrates each year from New Guinea to breed in north-east Australia. In a three-year study at the Iron Range National Park in Cape York, Australia, we collected data from 91 breeding attempts (49 territories), and banded 77 adults and 101 nestlings (47 broods) to determine site fidelity. Paradise kingfishers arrived at Iron Range when the first major rains fell after the dry...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO00090


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