Shorelines Animals

White-collared Kingfisher
White-collared Kingfisher
Class: Aves: Birds Diet: Crustaceans, fish
Order: Coraciiformes
Size: 25.5 cm (10 in)
Family: Alcedinidae: Kingfishers Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Halcyon chloris Habitat: mangrove swamps, estuaries, rivers, forest clearings
Range: Ethiopia to India, southeastern China, Australia, southwestern Pacific islands

Size of White-collared KingfisherThis widely distributed kingfisher is found in a variety of habitats but most commonly in mangrove swamps. Perching on branches, it watches for prey, then swoops down to the swamp mud or dives into the water in pursuit of crabs and small fish, its main foods. Before swallowing a crab, the kingfisher will dash it against a branch a few times to crush the shell. These kingfishers nest in holes in trees, among the roots of an arboreal fern or in termite or ant nests. The female lays 3 or 4 eggs.

Range of White-collared Kingfisher
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