Halcyon coromanda mizorhina   (Oberholser,  1915) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Size: length c. 26 cm

Color: Differ from the Indian coromanda in being much darker rufous above, entirely overlaid by a brilliant purple-violet sheen. Below also much darker, with a variable amount of violet bloom on foreneck and breast. In gloomy tidal forest ' the color of the bird resembles that of the dry leaf of the mangroove Rhizophora mucronata'.

Synonym (s)
Entomothera coromanda mizorhina (Oberholser, 1915)

Common Name (s)
• Andaman Ruddy Kingfisher (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Fish, crabs, beetles, grasshoppers and other insects.


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1970) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford University Press 4 1-256pp Available at - NIO
  • Myers, P; Espinosa, R; Parr, CS; Jones, T; Hammond, GS and Dewey, TA (2006) Animal diversity web Available at - http://animaldiversity.org.

Page last updated on:2012-09-07

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