White-collared kingfisher

Cosmopsarus regius

The white-collared kingfisher is a medium-sized kingfisher native to Australia, Asia and Africa.

White-collared kingfisher behavior and facts

  • The white-collared kingfisher is wide ranging, with populations spanning from Fiji to coastal Eritrea in Africa.
  • There are at least 50 known subspecies of white-collared kingfisher.
  • Favored habitats include mangrove swamps and tidal creeks.
  • This kingfisher preys on crustaceans, fish, insects, frogs, and small reptiles.

From birth to death

  • Adult pairs breed in burows and in tree holes.
  • Clutch: 2-5 eggs


IUCN least concern

White-collared kingfishers, the Oregon Zoo and you

The zoo's white-collared kingfishers live in the Howard Vollum Aviary exhibit.