Ceyx azureus (Rafinesque, 1815)

Common Name: 
Azure Kingfisher

Northern and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.

Ecological Notes: 

Typically found close to tree and shrub-lined water courses. Prey items include fish, crustaceans, aquatic invertebrates and frogs. 

Additional Notes: 

The Azure Kingfisher plunges from overhanging perches into water to catch It will often bash its prey against the perch before swallowing it head first. Nests are at the end of a upward sloping tunnel (up to 130 cm long) dug out of soil in a riverbank. 


Birdlife Australia at https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/azure-kingfisher Accessed 27 July 2020.

Atlas of Living Australia at Ceyx azureus Accessed 29 July 2020.