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White-rumped Kingfisher - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Glittering Kingfisher

Caridonax fulgidus
Photo by James Eaton
Location: Kisol,Flores,Indonesia.


30cm. Blue-black above, white below and on rump, bright red bill, feet and eye ring, deep orange iris.


Lesser Sundas


Caridonax fulgidus has two subspecies:

  • C. f. fulgidus; and
  • C. f. gracilirostris.


Moist lowland forests and moist montanes.


The diet includes insects and their larvae.

They excavate a nest tunnel in an earth bank.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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