Banded Kingfisher

The Banded Kingfisher is a 20 cm long kingfisher with a sturdy red bill and a short crest which is slowly raised and lowered. It shows striking sexual dimorphism compared to most of its relatives. The adult male has a chestnut forehead, cheeks and nape, and a bright blue cap. The rest of the upperparts, wings and tail are black with blue bands. The breast, flanks and undertail are rufous, and the central belly is white.

The Banded Kingfisher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Banded Kingfisher, Lacedo pulchella, is a tree kingfisher found in the lowland tropical forests of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos. Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and Brunei. It is extinct in Singapore. It is the only member of the genus Lacedo. More

The Banded Kingfisher is widespread in the Malay Peninsula and Tenasserim in Burma. It is not found in Singapore. According to Fry & Fry (1992), very few nests have been located, mostly in holes of rotting tree trunks up to 3m above ground. There had been two reports of the kingfisher’s nest found in the globular nest of tree termites. Reference: Fry, C.H. & K. Fry, 1992. Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. New Jersey, Princeton University Press. 324 pp. More

Banded Kingfisher, Thailand, Khoa Yai March 2007 © Benjamin Schwartz - Tropical Birding Tropical Birding Send this as a postcard Banded Kingfisher - Banded Kingfisher (female), Malaysia, Taman Negara August 2007 © Sam Woods/Tropical Birding TROPICAL BIRDING Send this as a postcard Banded Kingfisher (female) - Banded Kingfisher (male), Borneo, Poring Hot Springs August 2007 © Sam Woods/Tropical Birding More

Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella) by Mike Nelson from Malaysia XC38560 :: Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella melanops) = Recording data Recordist Mike Nelson Date 06-08-2009 Time 09:00 Country Malaysia Location Rainforest Discovery Center, Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo Longitude E117. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Lacedo
Species : pulchella
Authority : (Horsfield, 1821)