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Black-backed Kingfisher Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Alternate name
Ceyx erithacus Scientific name
Coraciiformes Order
Alcedinidae Family   
13cm Length
Rivers, streams, creeks, pools, marshes, forest, mangoves & gardens below 1,300 m in: Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, (India :- Andaman & Nicobar) (Indonesia:- Bangka, Flor?, Java, Lesser Sunda, Mentawai Archipelago, Nias, Sumatra, Sumbawa) Island of Borneo, Laos, , Malaysia , Myanmar, (Philippines :-Mindoro, Palawan) Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam Habitat-Altitude-Range
1080 World Number

Least Concern


view photos Photo July 16, 2007 by maureen_g all rights reserved

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Black-backed Kingfisher Call
(Ceyx erithaca motleyi)
Tjalle Boorsma XC33540
??-04-2007, Indonesia
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