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Blue-banded Kingfisher - BirdForum Opus

Alcedo euryzona
Male
Photo by Dr Manjeet Singh
Taman Rimba Ampang, Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia, August 2006

Identification

20 cm
Male

  • Blackish upperparts
  • Silvery-azure streak from mantle to rump
  • White neck-flash with rufous tip
  • White throat
  • Pale rufous underparts
  • Blue band across chest
  • Black bill
Female
Photo by wengchun
Taman Rimba Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2006

Female

  • Rufous underparts
  • Orange lower mandible
  • Lacks breast-band

Similar Species

Common Kingfisher and Blue-eared Kingfisher

Distribution

South-east Asia: found in Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra and Java

Taxonomy

There are 2 subspecies:

  • A. e. peninsulae:
  • A. e. euryzona:

Habitat

Rocky streams and rivers in secondary equatorial rainforests and mangroves.

Behaviour

The diet includes crustaceans, insects and small reptiles.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International
  4. BF Member observations

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