Population Estimate: 65M
Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia where found in forest and wooded waterways in the east, southwest, and Tasmania.
Field Notes: Large white kingfisher with brown crown patch, eye patch, wings and tail. The most distinctive feature is the "laughing" call.
Personal Notes: Seen initially at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia where we witnessed a fierce fight between two birds with a third watching (bottom photo).