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Alternative name: Scaly Kingfisher
24â€“25 cm (9Â½-10 in)
There are 3 subspecies:
Both primary and secondary hill and montane forests, generally between 900â€“2000 m, occasionally lower.
Although little detailed information is available, they are known to eat beetles, cicada nymphs and small lizards.
They lay their 4 eggs in an excavated tunnel in an earth bank. There is little other information available.
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