Taxonomy

Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : Coraciiformes
Genus : Alcedo
Species : meninting
Author : Horsfield, 1821

Description

Size: 16 cm.
Voice: Piping chee, higher and shorter than Common Kingfisher.
Habits: Similar to that of Common Kingfisher, but shy.
Sexes alike. Differs from Small Blue Kingfisher by blue ear-coverts, darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts and richer rufous underparts.