Site Of Nest:
The nest is usually in a tunnel in a bank
next to slow-moving water.
Freshwater fish, aquatic insects and more rarely crustaceans, molluscs
and small amphibians.
Adult is bright metallic blue in the upper parts, cobalt on the back,
and showing greenish reflections on the head and wings. The ear coverts
and under parts are warm chestnut, the chin and sides of neck white.
The bill of the female is blackish and reddish orange at the base; the
bill of the male is all black; the legs are bright red with a dark blue
stripe. In the young the bill is black.
late April. 2-3 Clutches