The Blue-eared Kingfisher, Alcedo meninting, is found in South and South-east Asia. It is found near pools and streams in dense evergreen forest, situated under 1000m of altitude.
This is a small kingfisher almost identical to the Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis. The Blue-eared Kingfisher is distinguished from the Common Kingfisher by blue ear coverts (feathers covering the ears), darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts with richer rufous under parts.
The juvenile Blue-eared Kingfisher has similar rufous ear-coverts like the Common Kingfisher; but it usually shows some mottling on the throat and upper breast which disappears when the bird reaches adulthood.
The average length of this kingfisher is 16cm.