Blue-banded Kingfisher

The Blue-banded Kingfisher is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Blue-banded Kingfisher is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

A handsome Blue-banded Kingfisher photographed recently in Jan 2007 Blue-banded Kingfisher (Male shown on the left with a solid blue band) Photographed in Ampang Forest Reserve, 02 Jan 2006 Background Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona is a little known kingfisher found along streams in southern Myanmar, southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Borneo. More

The Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Alcedo euryzona. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

The male Blue-banded Kingfisher has white underparts with a blue breast band, whereas the female has orange underparts. The small kingfishers that make up the rest of the family have blue or orange upperparts and white or buff underparts, and show little sexual variation. Across the family, the bill colour is linked to diet. The insectivorous species have red bills, and the fish-eaters have black bills. More

The Blue-banded Kingfisher is mainly piscivorous but also consumes crustacenas, insects and small reptiles. Breeding has been recorded from February - June. Threats: This species is thought to have undergone a rapid and continuing population decline due to the loss of lowland forest habitat in much of its range. More

Kingfisher Blue-banded Kingfisher Brown-winged Kingfisher Common Kingfisher Blue-eared Kingfisher Collared Kingfisher Stork ... http://thailandbirding.com/trip-reports/hala-bala-peter-march-2003.htm Hala Bala Thailand Birdwatching trip reports with Thailandbirding. ...: Green-billed (smaller and shorter tail ofcourse). A Blue-banded Kingfisher was seen by many in the stream. I missed it as I was ... http://www.biology.au.dk/~b960887/blue-banded%20kingfisher.htm Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona: Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona. ┬ęKim Aaen. http://www.biology.au.dk/~b960887/sabah.htm Sabah: Whiskered Treeswift Hemiprocne comata. Black-backed Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus. More

Images Female blue-banded kingfisher perched on branch Female blue-banded kingfisher perched on branch Species related by - * Family group * Habitat * Conservation status * * View image slideshow * Link to this image * Email to a friend * More

Blue-banded Kingfisher has been seen. Shortly after the disused campsite the trail becomes narrower and at first goes through a fairly flat piece of forest. It is here, at point 6, where Banded Pitta is frequently found and a splendid male once gave me the best views that anyone could ask for. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Alcedo
Species : euryzona
Authority : Temminck, 1830