French: Martin-pêcheur aigue-marine German: Türkiseisvogel Spanish: Martín pescador azulado
Other common names:
Small Blue Kingfisher
Timor; error = Java
S Sumatra through Java, Kangean Is and Bali to Lombok and Sumbawa; recorded also on Flores.
13 cm. Male head and upperparts greyish azure-blue, white supraloral patch and neck patch, brilliant silvery-azure rump; white underparts, breast with well-marked azure-blue... read more
High-pitched, repeated “ti ti ti”, or 2-note “tew-tew” given in flight.
Streams, canals, ponds, swamps, tidal estuaries, mudflats, mangroves, fish ponds, flooded... read more
Food and feeding
Aquatic insects, crustaceans and small fish. Sits on a low perch overlooking water or mudflats, and dives into water for prey. Also takes... read more
Lays in Apr–Jun, Aug and Oct in Java. Only nest reported was an inclined tunnel, dug by both of pair, in a steep bank by a paddyfield... read more
Presumably sedentary, but single record in 1997 from Flores, where not found previously, may... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed and common in many localities, as in Suwung Fishponds and Bali Barat National Park, Bali, and Baluran National Park and Pulau Dua... read more
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