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Ceryle rudis is a species of birds in the family Alcedinidae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to the Palearctic, Ethiopia, and Asia. They are solitary, diurnal carnivores. They have parental care (paternal care, cooperative breeding, and female provides care). They rely on gliding and flight to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000369
  • Definition: Behavior related to the expansion lateral surface of the body with the intention of increasing the wind resistance against the body and hence reducing the speed of falling.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Ceryle rudis (Linnaeus 1758). View this species on GBIF