Alcedo menianting   Horsfield,  1821 (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Alcedinidae

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Description
Size: 16 cm.

Voice: Piping chee, higher and shorter than Common Kingfisher.

Habits: Similar to that of Common Kingfisher, but shy.

Sexes alike. Differs from Small Blue Kingfisher by blue ear-coverts, darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts and richer rufous underparts.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Blue-eared Kingfisher (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Mainly fish and aquatic Insects.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• SRI LANKA
• Goa, Canacona INDIA (Record: 27/11/1972, 12/12/1972)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

Page last updated on:2013-01-24

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