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Mary River, Kakadu National Park


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/180 s, f/6.7, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 521 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Coraciiformes   Family  Alcedinidae

Deutsch  Götzenliest Dutch  Heilige IJsvogel
Italian  Martin pescatore sacro Spanish  Alción Sagrado


The Sacred Kingfisher, along with other Pacific kingfishers, was venerated by the Polynesians, who believed it had control over the seas and waves.


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Sacred Kingfisher
Todiramphus sanctus
Martin-chasseur sacré

Jean-Michel PAULUS