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Clark has or used to have 19 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher

Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher

Ceyx azureus diemenensis

Status: Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Ceyx azureus diemenensis is found across 5 electorates.

The Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher is a small kingfisher approximately 16–19 cm in length, weighing about 40 g and with a wingspan of 25–29 cm. The subspecies has a long slender black bill and a short tail, red legs and feet, and only two forward toes, with one rear toe. The head, neck, upper parts and breast sides are deep royal blue to azure blue with a violet sheen. The neck has a distinctive orange stripe on each side and there is a small orange spot before each eye. The throat is pale orange-white, grading to orange-reddish on the belly and undertail. The flanks and sides of the breast are washed purple to violet. The lores are white and inconspicuous except in front view, where they stand out as two large eye-like white spots. The eyes are dark brown. Sexes are similar, and young birds can be distinguished by their darker cap and generally duller colouring.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Changed surface and groundwater regimesChanged surface and groundwater regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases


Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Clark has or used to have 16 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Tasmanian Azure Kingfisher but they're just as important.

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