- Cyanistes cyanus
- Tits, Chickadees & Kinglets
The Azure Kingfisher is a small species of kingfisher found in parts of northern and eastern Australia, as well as Tasmania, New Guinea, and other nearby islands. This little cutie has striking plumage, with wings, back, and head in azure blue, contrasting buffy breast, and white and black highlights.
Azure Kingfishers feed on small fish and crustaceans, as well as insects and frogs. They typically hunt from a perched position above water. Azure Kingfishers are known to follow foraging Duck-billed Platypuses to hunt for prey disturbed by the movement of the unusual animal.
The natural range of the Azure Kingfisher is rather large, and the species has a conservation status of Least Concern as of September 2014.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 September 2014|
|Scientific Name||Alcedo azurea|
|Birdorable Family||Kingfishers & Friends|
(as of 25 January 2017)
6.7 to 7.5 inches
1 to 1.2 ounces