BUFF - BREASTED PARADISE - KINGFISHER
The Buff - breasted Paradise - Kingfisher is a breeding migrant from New Guinea present from October-April. The birds all arrive at the same time, usually at night, and are ready to start breeding, begin to establish their own territory, choose a nest site and seek a mate straight away. Will often use the same termite mounds as previous years and start digging soon after arrival if conditions are good. Locally common in a restricted range, choosing lowland rain forest with open ground, scrubby mountain gullies, riverside vine scrub and well vegetated gardens from Cape York to Townsville.