Glittering kingfisher

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Glittering kingfisher
Glittering Kingfisher.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Caridonax
Cabanis & Heine, 1860
C. fulgidus
Binomial name
Caridonax fulgidus
(Gould, 1857)

The glittering kingfisher or white-rumped kingfisher (Caridonax fulgidus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is monotypic within the genus Caridonax.[2] It is endemic to Indonesia, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.[1]


It is dark blue all over, except it undersides and rump which are white. It has red feet and bill. Its eyes are dark brown.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Caridonax fulgidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Caridonax". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 8 August 2014.