Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Alcedo
Family: Halcyonidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
cristata
NOTES

A small bird to 14 cm. Darts off just above the water surface when disturbed. Bobs its head up and down while perched. Eats small fish, insects and tadpoles.


AUTHORITY
(Pallas, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Bill and legs are coral-red. Has a green crest
Colour: Blue
Common Name
Malachite kingfisher
Kuifkopvisvanger
Kingfisher
Habitat
NOTES: Perches low down and dives for its prey in the water below
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Corythornis cristata



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