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Buru Dwarf Kingfisher - BirdForum Opus

Ceyx cajeli


A very tiny kingfisher measuring only 11-13 cm. Sexes are alike.


Endemic to Buru (southern Moluccas, Indonesia)


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly included in Variable Dwarf Kingfisher.


As most of the kingfisher species this bird is solitary and often more heard than seen near streams and rivers thus the nest is a hole dug in the banks.


Feeds on insects captured in flight, spiders and crickets.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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