Red-backed kingfisher

Description
Collected on the Burdekin River, Queensland, early May 1845. In 1944 Miss Fox, a school mistress from Beckenham donated 20 mounted birds from Australia and 2 from New Zealand to RAMM. We do not know how she came by them. Their significance has recently been uncovered by Clemency Fisher from National Museums Liverpool. The Australian birds were collected by John Glibert and John Murphy on the Queenstown leg of the Leichhardt Expedition which ended at Port Essington in December 1845. Most of the specimens are listed in Murphy's manuscript diary.
Accession Loan No.
5/1944/3
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
red-backed kingfisher
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
HALCYONIDAE: Todiramphus pyrrhopygius (Gould): red-backed kingfisher
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Fox, Miss E M (from the collection of): Murphy, John and Gilbert, John
Collection County
Queensland
Collection Country
Australia
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection Continent
Oceania
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
HALCYONIDAE
Genus
Halcyon
Species
pyrrhopygia

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