Java Kingfisher
Halcyon cyanoventris

The Birds of Asia
Vol.1 - Plate No. 47

Length: 25 cm

The Java Kingfisher is a kingfisher clothed in a beautiful dark blue, and is found in the watersides of Java and Bari in Indonesia. They live near clean waters below an altitude of 1000 meters, but recently their numbers have decreased in lower areas. They perch on branches hanging over the waters, watching the surface of the water for fish, and dive into the water to catch them. As they live only in Java and Bari, a decrease in their numbers is feared.