(syn. Todiramphus Ϯ Forest Kingfisher T. macleayii) Med. L. lazulus  azure, deep-blue; L. suffix -ena  relating to (cf. Gr. ωλενη ōlenē  elbow, lower arm); "LAZULENA, nov.  ..  ..  .. Type L. macleayii.   SMALLEST Dacelonine birds with long stout bills, long wings, long tails and small legs and feet and peculiar coloration.  The bill is long with the culmen keel flattened, the edges entire, the under mandible with an upward tendency. The coloration of the bill above is black, the basal part of the lower mandible horn. The wing is long with the secondaries short: the tip consists of four primaries the first equal to the fourth, the second and third a little longer, subequal and longest.  The tail is long and rounded with little graduation.  The feet are small and delicate, the tarsus and toes scutellate.  The sexes show slight but striking differences in coloration." (Mathews 1918).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 21 January 2019).