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.
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.
This article is part of Project Aves, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each bird, including made-up species.