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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alcedinidae.
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Other characteristic species of these well watered woods are the mandarin duck Aix galericulata, Scops owl Otus scops, Greater pied kingfisher Ceryle lugubris, ruddy kingfisher Halcyon coromanda, broadbilled roller Eurystomus orientalis, nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes and brown dipper Cinclus pallasii.
Widespread are great blue heron Ardea herodias, great egret Casmerodias albus, marbled godwit Limosa fedoa whimbrel Numenius phaeopus and longbilled curlew N. americanus, royal terns Sterna maximus, and on rocky shores, eared grebe Podiceps nigricollis and belted kingfisher Ceryle alcyon.
February marks the beginning of the nesting season of the handsome pied kingfisher (_Ceryle rudis_).
The Himalayan pied kingfisher (_Ceryle lugubris_) is a bird as large as a crow.
Other bird species associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), green heron (Butorides virescens), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), mangrove cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), mangrove warbler (Dendroica petechia), and reddish egret (E. rufescens).
Birds most associated with mangroves include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), great blue heron (Ardea herodias), cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis), green heron (Butorides striatus), belted kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Lesser Antillean pewee (Contopus latirostris), West-Indian whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea), and Lesser Antillean bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis).
1 The herons (Ardea herodias), the fishing-hawk (Pandion haliaëtos carolinensis), and the blue-crested king fisher (Ceryle alcyon) are, as Clark states, not peculiar to the Pacific coast. —