Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Size: small. Plumage: blue upper and rufous under parts; tail short. Other characters: bill laterally flattened, black; feed on small fish and aquatic insects.
  • Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:71Public Records:27
Specimens with Sequences:45Public Species:6
Specimens with Barcodes:45Public BINs:5
Species:9         
Species With Barcodes:6         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Alcedo

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