Distribution

Family ALCEDINIDAE

Species (;eyx rufidorsa

Plumage Sexcs a||kc

Habitat ^

Migration Non.migrant

Rufous-backed Kingfisher

This vivid little kingfisher lives in lowland rain forests, where it is often concealed in the undergrowth. It occurs beside streams, pools, and puddles that lie half-hidden by foliage. In flight, the lilac rump patch is conspicuous. The bird flies low and rapidly along streams or through vegetation, alighting on any convenient perch over water. It plunges into water after small fish, crustaceans, or aquatic insects, or seizes insects and other invertebrates on land.

• NliST A deep tunnel in a bank near water, in forest.

• DISTRIBUTION Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines.

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