Length:20 – 36 cm. (depending on the species)
Weight:9 – 12 g.

KingFisher

Alcedinidae / Halcyonidae

Description:
There are 12 species of kingfishers in Khao Sok National Park. The feathers of these species vary greatly in color with the most famous ones being bright blue and rusty red. Kingfishers are about 17 – 35 cm in size (depending on the species). Most of these birds are classified as ‘lower risk, least concern’, except for the Rufous­collared Kingfisher which is ‘lower risk, near threatened’ on the IUCN Red list.

Did you know...?

… that the brilliant blue color of the kingfisher’s feathers doesn’t result from pigments? In fact, it is a result of the special structure of its feathers, reflecting only blue light.