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| Tanysiptera hydrocharis|
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|Range of T. hydrocharis|
The Little Paradise-Kingfisher (Tanysiptera hydrocharis) is a small kingfisher.
Also known as the Aru Paradise-Kingfisher.
Is exactly 19 cm in length (excluding its tail).
The Little Paradise-Kingfisher is near identical in looks to the Common Paradise-Kingfisher with its blue plumage and dark blue back and crown. It is smaller; however, and sports a lighter blue crown. The kingfisher also possesses outer tail feathers that are blue. Juveniles have dark brown upperparts with rufous coloured tips to its wings. Has a buff breast with dark streaking.
It shares a similar appearance to the Common Paradise-Kingfisher.
- ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Tanysiptera hydrocharis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- ^ a b Pizzey, Graham (2012). The Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 9780732291938.
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