French: Martin-pêcheur argenté German: Silberzwergfischer Spanish: Martín pigmeo plateado del sur
Other common names:
Silvery Kingfisher (when lumped with C. flumenicola)
Dinagat, Siargao, Mindanao and Basilan (S Philippines).
14 cm; 18·8–23·8 g. Distinctive small kingfisher with pied plumage. Both sexes have black head with white or blue-white frontal spot, neck patch, mottling... read more
Soft, high-pitched “wheeet”, given in flight.
Primary or secondary rainforest having streams, small rivers and pools with well-timbered banks and... read more
Food and feeding
Small fish and crabs. Recorded also taking insects. Perches on a low branch of streamside shrub or rock, and dives in to catch prey,... read more
Juveniles collected in Apr–May. Evidently nests in streamside bank, based on a report from Feb 1997, but no description available. No... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable (including when treated as conspecific with C. flumenicola).... read more
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