Forest Kingfisher macleayii in FNQld?

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Subject: Forest Kingfisher macleayii in FNQld?
From: Burnice Starkey <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 01:45:06 +0000

Birders of the Cairns region,

Living on a sailing boat we recently took shelter in Mourilyon Harbour, just 
south of Innsfail.
I heard and saw what I thought was a male Forest Kingfisher, with bright white 
" headlights" either side of the forehead.
However it had the rufous flanks similar to the Nominate race macleayii found 
only in NT, I thought.
(I took a photo of this bird)

Could someone familiar with the region offer some idea as to what I saw?

Curious birder,

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