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Photo by tcollins
Location: Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia
Ceyx pusillus

Alcedo pusilla


Size 11-12cm. Large, heavy bill and short tail, dark, glossy blue above and white below. White spot before eye and on each side of the neck. Black legs, feet and bill.





Lowland rainforest streams.


Diet includes fish and small crustaceans.

The nest is in holes in the banks of streams or in rotten logs. Nesting tunnels are 15cm or less long and have a small terminal nesting chamber. Eggs are white and round, with 4-5 being laid. Both parents feed the young.

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