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Sacred Kingfisher

A Kwiwok will enjoy hanging around large frog ponds in search for frogs, fish, dragonflies, and other small animals.

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Noongar Names: Kwiwok

Scientific Name: Todiramphus sanctus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss, cat predation, rodenticides

Will they visit?: Sacred Kingfishers are summer visitors to home gardens located near parks, wetlands, and reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Tree hollows and constructed nest boxes

Diet: Frogs, reptiles, insects, small mammals, and infrequently fish

Water: Bird baths and frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Sacred Kingfishers help to control pest species within the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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