Lazuli kingfisher

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Lazuli kingfisher
Todiramphus lazuli by John Gerrard Keulemans.jpg
illustration by John Gerrard Keulemans
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Todiramphus
Species:
T. lazuli
Binomial name
Todiramphus lazuli
(Temminck, 1830)
Synonyms

Todirhamphus lazuli (Temminck, 1830) [orth. error]

The lazuli kingfisher (Todiramphus lazuli) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It gets its name due to its colour being reminiscent of Lapis Lazuli.

Description[edit]

It is endemic to southern Maluku Islands in Indonesia. It can be found on the islands of Seram, Ambon and Haruku. It is blue and turquoise all except its belly which is white.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Todiramphus lazuli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.