Sunday, 26 June 2011

Blue-eared Kingfisher

The Blue-eared Kingfisher, Alcedo meninting, is found in South  and South-east Asia. This is a small kingfisher almost identical to the Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis.

The Blue-eared Kingfisher is distinguished from the Common Kingfisher by blue ear coverts, darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts with richer rufous under parts.

The juvenile Blue-eared Kingfisher has similar rufous ear-coverts like the Common Kingfisher; but it usually shows some mottling on the throat and upper breast which disappears when the bird reaches adulthood.

The average length of this kingfisher is 16 cm. It is found near pools and streams in dense evergreen forest, situated under 1000m of altitude.

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