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Javan kingfisher (Halcyon cyanoventris)

Cekakak Jawa or Javan kingfisher (Halcyon cyanoventris) is an animal species in Alcedinidae, birds that prey on insects, fish, shrimp and frogs that have habitats in open land in forests and agricultural land, especially near clean water and spread over an altitude of 1,000 meters.

H. cyanoventris has a medium size to 25-30 cm and a dark color. Adult birds have dark brown heads. Brown throat and collar. Purplish blue stomach and back. Black wing covers and bright blue flying feathers.

Dlium Javan kingfisher (Halcyon cyanoventris)


Iris is dark brown to black with a white circle border, large and wide beak that is red. Red legs. Large white patches on the wings are visible while flying. Juvenile bird with whitish throat.

Cekakak Jawa is often found in open land and near sources of clean water, often visiting rice fields, fish ponds, drying brackish, pasture, bush and others.

Hunting in open grass and rarely over water. The prey is insects and small animals, including water beetle larvae, fish, shrimp and frogs. Often seen perched on a stake or in a lonely low branch of a tree. This bird is mostly silent, but a distinctive sound is often heard.

Javan kingfisher nests in March and September for 3-4 eggs, white and placed in a nest in the form of a channel or tunnel in the ground, open river banks and exposed to the sun.



Cekakak jawa is related to the species in Halcyon and the same habitat, sometimes even considered to be the same species, but never results in interbreeding which indicates that these two taxa are different species.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Halcyon
Species: Halcyon cyanoventris

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