Alcedo pusilla

Alcedo pusilla

Alcedo pusilla

(Little Kingfisher)

FAMILY

Alcedinidae

Species

Alcedo pusilla

Common name

Little Kingfisher

Main colour

Blue

Distinctive feature

Blue and white body, size 12-13 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This little kingfisher is rarely seen but was observed near flowing streams on the Douglas campus in February, 2007. It has a blue upper body and lower parts are white, the short tail is blue. A distinctive white spot is in front of the eye and a small whitish flash is present on the throat. Legs and feet are blackish, eye is dark brown, bill is long, thin and black.