Little Kingfisher (species: Ceyx pusilla) in Frankland Island Group, QLD (Gaia Guide)
Ceyx pusilla
Little Kingfisher

©J.J. Harrison: Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla)

©J.J. Harrison: Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla)

©Ewen Bell: Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Genus Ceyx
Species Ceyx pusilla
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has a rich blue back and head and a snowy white breast. It has a heavy bill and has a short tail. (Wikipedia)


  • From 11 cm to 13 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusilla)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in open forest, woodland, swamps and mangroves in Australia (northern Queensland and north Northern Territory), Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. (Wikipedia)


The Little Kingfisher will make a small burrow on the bank of a river during the mating season (October - March in Australia) and will lay 5-7 glossy white eggs at the end of the burrow. (Wikipedia)

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