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Violet Kingfisher
Violet Kingfisher
Illustration by Vara
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Inopinaves
Clade: Afroaves
Clade: Picocoraciae
Clade: Picodynastornithes
Order: Coraciiformes
Suborder: Halcyoni
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. purpura
Binomial name
Alcedo purpura
Travis, 2314
File:Violet Kingfisher distribution.png
Range map for the P. purpura

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The Violet Kingfisher (Alcedo purpura) is a recently discovered species of river kingfisher (Alcedininae) in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Devonshire.[alt. univ.]

Other names

It is also known as the Long-legged Kingfisher.

Description

The Violet Kingfisher has a dark bluish-violet plumage that is said to "sparkle" in the light. It has a salmon-orange coloured breast and a grey bill. Considered one of the larger species of Kingfishers as a result of its unusually long legs. Has whitish-light blue inner feathers.

Similar species

Behaviour

In spite of its large bill which if effectively uses to catch prey such as fish with, the Violet Kingfisher also uses its long legs to maintain a tight grip on larger prey or even launch its legs out as a surprise attack. The Violet Kingfisher often bends its legs within its feathers while perched; thus, making them appear shorter than their actual appearance.

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