French: Martin-pêcheur à large bande German: Brustband-Eisvogel Spanish: Martín pescador bandeado de Java
Other common names: Blue-banded Kingfisher (when lumped with A. peninsulae)
[sic] Temminck, 1830,
Hitherto treated as conspecific with A. peninsulae (which see). Monotypic.
20 cm. Male has black crown, cheeks and hindneck with blue tips, white or buffy loral spot and neck patch; lower mantle and back brilliant blue, rump silvery azure; scapulars... read more
High-pitched “cheep” given in flight.
Slow-flowing streams and larger rivers in primary rainforest, locally also mangroves, and sometimes... read more
Food and feeding
Nothing known, but presumably similar to the formerly conspecific A. peninsulae.
Lays in Mar, with nestlings in Jun. Nest-burrow dug into bank of small stream in dense forest. Clutch 3–5 eggs. No other information... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Endemic to Java, Indonesia, and found within Java and Bali Forest Endemic Bird Area. No records since late 1930s, except for report of one in Gunung... read more
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