Kingfisher, any of about 90 species of birds in three families, noted for their spectacular dives into water. They are worldwide in distribution but are chiefly tropical. They have large heads, long and massive bills, and compact bodies and range in length from 10 to 42 cm (4 to 16.5 inches). Their feet are small, and with a few exceptions the tail is short or medium in length. Most species have vivid plumage in bold patterns, and many are crested.
This one is ca 10cm.