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  • Azure Kingfisher

  • Ceyx azureus
  • The Azure Kingfisher is a small kingfisher with a long slender black bill and a short tail. The head, neck, upper parts and breast sides are deep azure blue with a violet (purplish) sheen. The neck has a distinctive orange stripe on each side and there is a small orange spot before each eye. The throat is pale orange-white, grading to orange-rufous on belly and undertail. The flanks and sides of the breast are washed purple to violet. The legs and feet are red.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=289
  • Song link
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  • Azure Kingfisher

  • The Azure Kingfisher is a small kingfisher with a long slender black bill and a short tail. The head, neck, upper parts and breast sides are deep azure blue with a violet (purplish) sheen. The neck has a distinctive orange stripe on each side and there is a small orange spot before each eye. The throat is pale orange-white, grading to orange-rufous on belly and undertail. The flanks and sides of the breast are washed purple to violet. The legs and feet are red.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Ceyx azureus
  • Alcedo azurea
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 319
  • Size
  • 16-19cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=289
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/azure-kingfisher