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Cerulean Kingfisher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Small Blue Kingfisher

Photo by odewe
Nusa Dua, Bali
Alcedo coerulescens


13 cm (5 in)

  • Greyish azure blue head and upperparts
  • White supra-loral patch
  • White neck patch
  • Azure rump
  • White underparts


Indonesia: found in southern Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Kangean Islands.


This is a monotypic species[1].


They are usually found near a variety of water sources, such as tidal estuaries, mangroves, mudflats, freshwater streams, canals and fish ponds.



Their diet consists of small fish, crustaceans, and aquatic insects.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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