Cerulean kingfisher

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Cerulean kingfisher
Small Blue Kingfisher (Alcedo coerulescens) - male.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. coerulescens
Binomial name
Alcedo coerulescens
(Vieillot, 1818)

The cerulean kingfisher (Alcedo coerulescens) is a near passerine bird in the kingfisher genus (Alcedo)which is found in parts of Indonesia.[2] With an overall metallic blue impression, it is very similar to the common kingfisher, but it is white underneath instead of orange.

This species is sometimes called the small blue kingfisher but in Indonesia and parts of Asia that name refers to Alcedo atthis (common kingfisher).[3]


The Cerulean kingfisher is metallic blue with white patches on its underside and grey feet.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Alcedo coerulescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ GlobalTwitcher Archived October 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Ali, Salim; Sidney Dillon Ripley (2001) [1986]. Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, 2nd ed.,10 vols (2nd ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Bird Number 722-724, vol. 4, p. 72-78.