|The Banded Kingfisher, Lacedo pulchella, is a tree kingfisher found in the lowland tropical forests. It is the only member of the genus Lacedo.|
|The Banded Kingfisher is a 20 cm long kingfisher with a sturdy red bill and a short crest which is slowly raised and lowered. It shows striking sexual dimorphism compared to most of its relatives. The adult male has a chestnut forehead, cheeks and nape, and a bright blue cap. The rest of the upperparts, wings and tail are black with blue bands. The breast, flanks and undertail are rufous, and the central belly is white.|
|The call is a long whistled wheeeoo followed by 15 repetitions of chiwiu in 17 seconds, the second syllable gradually fading away.|
|The nest is a hole in a rotting tree trunk, or sometimes in the spherical nest of tree termites. Two to five white eggs are laid.This is a bird of lowland rainforest found up to 1700 m its . Unlike most kingfishers, it does not need pools or streams in its territory.|
The Banded Kingfisher hunts large insects and occasionally small lizards, usually taken in the trees, but sometimes from the ground.
Loc: Selangor Malaysia, August 2011