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ORIENTAL DWARF KINGFISHER (Ceyx erithaca)
also known as the Black Backed Kingfisher  ©Harshad Barve
This is a common and widespread resident of lowland forest. 
It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. 
The preferred habitat is small streams in densely shaded forests. In southwestern India
It begins to breed with the onset of the Southwest Monsoon  in June
The nest is a horizontal tunnel up to a metre in length. The  clutch of 4-5 eggs hatches in 17 days with both the male and female  incubating. 
The birds fledge after 20 days
A second brood may be  raised if the first fails. 
The young are fed with geckos, skinks,  snails, frogs, crickets and dragonflies.

ORIENTAL DWARF KINGFISHER (Ceyx erithaca)

also known as the Black Backed Kingfisher  ©Harshad Barve

  • This is a common and widespread resident of lowland forest.
  • It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • The preferred habitat is small streams in densely shaded forests. In southwestern India
  • It begins to breed with the onset of the Southwest Monsoon in June
  • The nest is a horizontal tunnel up to a metre in length. The clutch of 4-5 eggs hatches in 17 days with both the male and female incubating.
  • The birds fledge after 20 days
  • A second brood may be raised if the first fails.
  • The young are fed with geckos, skinks, snails, frogs, crickets and dragonflies.

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