Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 8973

Subspecies Todiramphus (Lazulena) macleayii incinctus (Gould, 1838)

  • Halcyon incinctus Gould, J. 1838. Descriptions of new species of Australian Birds. Principally in the author's collection, with characters of several new genera. In, A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. London : J. Gould. Pt IV Appendix pp. 1-8 [published Apr. 1838, publication dated as 1837–1838] [1] [first read at meeting of Zoological Society of London, 26 Dec. 1837, but not published until Dec. 1838 in Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1837: 138–157 (142), see Sclater, P.L. 1893. List of the dates of delivery of the sheets of the "Proceedings" of the Zoological Society of London, from the commencement in 1830 to 1859 inclusive. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893: 435–440; identifiable with east Australian subspecies by description: 'centre of back changeable lilac and green; shoulders ... greenish blue'].
    Type data:
     Holotype whereabouts unknown, New South Wales (possibly Moreton Bay, south QLD—but evidence lacking)
    Comment: type material (female) not traced-not in ANSP or BMNH, see Sharpe, R.B. 1892. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Picariae. Coraciae (contin.) and Halcyones. London : British Museum Vol. 17 xi 522 pp. XVII pls (255); Stone, W. in Stone, W. & Mathews, G.M. 1913. A list of the species of Australian birds described by John Gould, with the location of the type-specimens. Austral Avian Records 1: 129–180; Meyer de Schauensee, R. 1957. On some avian types, principally Gould's, in the collection of the Academy. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 109: 123–246; Warren, R.L.M. 1966. Type-specimens of Birds in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 1 Non-Passerines. London : British Museum ix 320 pp.
  • Halcyon barnardi Campbell, A.J. 1911. Annotations. The Emu 10: 337-339 [338].
    Type data:
     Holotype NMV adult (H.L. White coll. no. 906), Lockerbie, Cape York, QLD.




New South Wales, Queensland

Extra Distribution Information

Kai and Tanimbar Is., south New Guinea and E Australia, from Cape York Peninsula to Macleay R., NSW, coastal NE Australia, throughout Cape York Peninsula and islands in Torres Strait—south mainly east of Great Dividing Range and on offshore islands to Manning and, occasionally, Hunter Rivers, NSW—west inland to Hughenden, Barcaldine and Cunnamulla, QLD and to upper Namoi River and Mudgee, NSW—rare and accidental further west to Cloncurry River, QLD and south to VIC.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NSW, Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal, NE oceanic
  • Indonesia
    • Irian Jaya
  • Papua New Guinea

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, arthropod-feeder, closed forest, diurnal, migratory, open forest, tall forest, territorial, volant, woodland.

Extra Ecological Information

Randomly dispersed, seasonal breeder, sexually dimorphic, anuriphagous, lacertiphagous, solitary or in dispersed pairs around forest edges, feeds in pouncing sallies from arboreal or vantage perches, nests in hollows or arboreal termitaria, both sexes share nidificational duties, breeding summer migrant south of c. 20ºS, present year round in north, passage migrant on Torres Strait islands, and fanning out to winter in New Guinea, nearby islands and Bismarck Archipelago.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)