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Cerulean Kingfisher

From Opus

Alternative name: Small Blue Kingfisher

Photo by odewe Nusa Dua, Bali
Photo by odewe
Nusa Dua, Bali
Alcedo coerulescens


[edit] Identification

13 cm (5 in)

  • Greyish azure blue head and upperparts
  • White supra-loral patch
  • White neck patch
  • Azure rump
  • White underparts

[edit] Distribution

Indonesia: found in southern Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Kangean Islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

They are usually found near a variety of water sources, such as tidal estuaries, mangroves, mudflats, freshwater streams, canals and fish ponds.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of small fish, crustaceans, and aquatic insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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