Ruddy Kingfisher

Reaching approximately 25cm, the Ruddy Kingfisher has a very large, bright red bill and equally red legs. The body is rust red, generally deepening to purple at the tail. There is little sexual dimorphism though some sources state that male birds are somewhat brighter in plumage.

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The Ruddy Kingfisher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The earlier post on the Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) coughing out a pellet about an hour after it ate a snail noted that the photographer missed getting an image of the pellet coming out of the bird (above, top). Well, Meng pointed out that I should examine closely the throat of the bird in the first two images. I did as suggested and also adjusted the contrast of the images, and there in the throat is a dark object - the pellet (above, bottom; below). More

The Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda), an uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor to Singapore, made a brief appearance of a few days towards the end of October 2006. Once news got around, birders and photographers congregated at Jurong, near the Chinese Garden, to get a glimpse and/or to take a picture of this rare bird. Allan Teo was among the fortunate few who witnessed the bird manipulating a snail. More

Ruddy Kingfishers are strongly territorial and their diet is known to consist of worms, insects, small lizards including crustacean, small mammals and even young birds. Admire too, Ruddy’s plumage of rufous undercarriage, overshadowed by violet-magenta uppers setting this species contrastingly apart from other species. In flight, it coyly flashes a light blue feathered rump like a marathon lighted torch on a flying sprinter, chasing after its own repeated loud, staccato, shrill noted calls of the bird (above right). More

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The Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) is a medium-sized tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in east and southeast Asia, ranging from South Korea and Japan in the north, south through the Philippines to the Sunda Islands, and west to China and India. It is migratory, with birds in the northern part of the range migrating as far south as Borneo during winter. More

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda coromanda - Adult Ruddy Kingfisher Photographer : More

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda - A rare medium sized (26cm) forest kingfisher, unmistakable with a large coral-red bill, rufous-orange underparts and a bright violet gloss. The underparts are paler rufous. In flight a bluish-white rump can be observed. The Admanan race H.c. mizohina has a larger bill and darker underparts. Has a musical, descending and high-pitched tititititititit call. Little is known about this bird which is heard more often than seen. More

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* Ruddy Kingfisher, Halcyon coromanda : The Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) is a medium-sized tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in east and southeast Asia, ranging from South Korea and Japan in the north, south through the Philippines to the Sunda Islands, and west to China and India. More

Stamps showing Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda 92.010 Ruddy Kingfisher IOC v2.4: 3559 Links will open countrypage in new window - Japan 31.08.1992 Water birds - Vietnam 11.03. More

Aspects of the topic ruddy kingfisher are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * feeding behaviour (in coraciiform (bird): Locomotion and feeding) ...Guinea is partly terrestrial and is known to feed on beetles and earthworms; the latter are apparently dug from the soil of the forest floor with the bird’s short, heavy bill. More

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One of those birds was Ruddy Kingfisher, which was hopefully More

Kingfishers ) >> Ruddy Kingfisher ( Halcyon coromanda ) tree view | thumbnails | slideshow Ruddy Kingfisher ( Halcyon coromanda ) - Ruddy Kingfisher ( Halcyon coromanda ) - R/RB+WV - RB: PT. WV: BG, FC, JL, PU, SB -is a tree kingfisher .It inhabit forested areas from the temperate to tropical zones, often in thick jungles and rainforests. More

Like other kingfishers, Ruddy Kingfishers generally feed on fish, crustaceans, and large insects, though in areas with less running water, they are known to take frogs and other amphibians. Due to its preference for heavily forested areas, the kingfisher's high, descending call is more often heard than the bird itself is seen, and these birds generally travel singly or in pairs. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Halcyon
Species : coromanda
Authority : (Latham, 1790)