nest is usually in a tunnel in a bank next to slow-moving
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
late April. 2-3 Clutches