A small genus of only two species, one confined to Borneo, while the other is found in Burma &c. Sexes very different in colour, the males barred with blue and black above, the females with rufous and black. Feathers of nape slightly elongate. Bill broad, comparatively short; culmen straight, rounded. First primary shorter than all the other primaries ; tail moderately long, rounded at the end.
This approaches Dacelo, the " laughing jackass " of Australia, in structure, more than any other Indian or Burmese Kingfisher does.