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Blue-eared Kingfishers

Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) Kingfisher Information ... Kingfisher Species Photo Gallery

The Blue-eared Kingfisher, Alcedo meninting, is found in South and South-east Asia. It is found near pools and streams in dense evergreen forest, situated under 1000m of altitude.


This is a small kingfisher almost identical to the Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis. The Blue-eared Kingfisher is distinguished from the Common Kingfisher by blue ear coverts (feathers covering the ears), darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts with richer rufous under parts.

The juvenile Blue-eared Kingfisher has similar rufous ear-coverts like the Common Kingfisher; but it usually shows some mottling on the throat and upper breast which disappears when the bird reaches adulthood.

The average length of this kingfisher is 16cm.

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Blue-eared Kingfisher, Alcedo meninting Juvenile Blue-eared Kingfisher
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting

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