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Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher - BirdForum Opus

Alcedo euryzona


20 cm

  • Blackish upperparts
  • Silvery-azure streak on central back from mantle to rump
  • White neck-flash with rufous tip
  • White throat
  • White or pale buff underparts
  • Blue band across chest
  • Black bill


  • Rufous underparts
  • Blue breast-band narrower than in male
  • Orange lower mandible

Similar Species

Similar to Malayan Blue-banded Kingfisher (which see), Common Kingfisher and Blue-eared Kingfisher


South-east Asia: found only in Java where critically endangered.


May be considered conspecific with Malayan Blue-banded Kingfisher (e.g. reference [7]).


This is a monotypic species [1].


Rocky streams and rivers in primary and secondary equatorial rainforests.


The diet includes small fish, crustaceans, insects and small reptiles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Avibase
  4. BirdLife International
  5. BF Member observations
  6. Limparungpatthanakij , W. L. (2022). Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.bubkin2.01
  7. Eaton, JA, B van Balen, NW Brickle, FE Rheindt 2021. Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago (Greater Sundas and Wallacea), Second Edition. Lynx Editions. ISBN978-84-16728-44-2

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