Kingfisher Zoological Name. There is little sexual dimorphism though some sources report male birds being somewhat brighter in plumage. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds.
Due to its preference for heavily forested areas, the kingfisher's high, descending call is more often heard than the bird itself is seen, and these birds generally travel singly or in pairs. Bahner b, baltz a, diebold e, editors. The micronesian kingfisher has a big name for a small bird.
Reaching approximately 25 cm, the ruddy kingfisher has a very large, bright red bill and equally red legs.
There was an ancient belief that the bird nested on the sea, which it calmed in order to lay its eggs on a floating nest. Reaching approximately 25 cm, the ruddy kingfisher has a very large, bright red bill and equally red legs. The nest and incubator eggs hatched after 22 days. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements.