Genus Lacedo (Banded Kingfisher) Identification Guide

The Banded Kingfisher (Lacedo pulchella) is the only member of the genus Lacedo. In this guide, I will go over the identification, habitat, vocalizations, and range of this species.

The Banded Kingfisher (Laced pulchella) is 8 inches (about 20 centimeters) long. This species is sexually dimorphic, with the males being more colorful than the females. The male has a blue cap, and white belly. The male's face, cheeks, forehead, and nape are are chestnut; and the breast, flanks, and undertail coverts are rufous. The male's wings and tail are black-and-blue banded. The female is orange-brown above, with white underparts, white breast, and black barring all over the body. On some females, the orange-brown coloring extends onto the underparts and breast. Both sexes have a large, crimson bill, puffed-up head feathers, and a white throat. Occurs in lowland rainforests at elevations of up to 1,100 meters (about 3,609 feet). In Brunei, this species can be found at elevations of up to 1,700 meters (about 5,577 feet). Unlike other kingfishers, this species does not require a nearby pond or stream. Vocalizations: https://media.ebird.org/catalog?taxonCode=bankin1&sort=rating_rank_desc&mediaType=audio. Range: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22726905/94935347. Sightings: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&quality_grade=research&subview=map&taxon_id=2685&verifiable=any, https://ebird.org/map/bankin1.

Posted on January 03, 2023 05:48 AM by salmonadder salmonadder

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