Kingfisher of Labuan Island.

Kingfishers are a group of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes. Roughly 90 species of kingfishers are described. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with few differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. There is few of the species that can be found in Labuan Island and some are Resident and Migratory species. The group is treated either as a single family, the Alcedinidae, or as a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers).

  1. Oriental Dwarf kingfisher  (Ceyx erithaca) 13 cm
  2. Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) 16cm
  3. Blue-eared kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) 16cm
  4. Stork-billed kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) 38 cm
  5. Collared kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) 29 cm
  6. Black-capped kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) 28cmKingfisher of Labuan

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