Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygius.
This small kingfisher is found throughout inland Australia where it feeds on lizards, small snakes and invertebrates. They will nest in either a burrow they will construct in the ground, either flat ground or a slope such as creek bank, or within a tree hollow.
Photographer: Steve Sass.
Camera: Canon EOS500D, 500mm fl
Location: Silverton, NSW, September 2010.
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