Red-backed Kingfisher and Sacred Kingfisher eBird records - spring onwar

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Subject: Red-backed Kingfisher and Sacred Kingfisher eBird records - spring onwards
From: Kim Farley via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 01:19:34 +0000
Dear eBirders
Sacred Kingfishers are returning to the ACT for the summer and being reported in eBird.  At the same time, the Red-backed Kingfisher is still being reported at Campbell Park. Because both species will be present there, can I ask everyone to in future add brief info to Red-backed records to make it clear that it is indeed the Red-backed being reported.  eBird has welcomed quite a few new birders this year and for these folk especially, a little care may be needed.  For Red-backed the easiest features to look for are the rusty red back and the streaky greyish crown. If the bird has even a hint of yellow or pale orange on the underparts, and a blueish crown it will be a Sacred.  
Happy birding
ACT eBird reviewer

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