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Banded Kingfisher

Lacedo pulchella


A large kingfisher that is more of a forest bird. Unlike most kingfishers, it does not need pools or streams in its territory. The short crest is raised and lowered as it breaths.


Found in tropical lowland forests of Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos. Sumatra, Java and Brunei. It is extinct in Singapore. They are normally found below 1100m altitude.

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Smith'sZoo 7 years ago

Lovely series DiveMUster!

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Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Spotted on Feb 6, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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