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Crested Kingfisher

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Greater Pied Kingfisher Alternate name
Megaceryle lugubris Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylida Family   
41 cms                Length
Found by forested streams and rivers in the himalayan foothills, up to 2,800 m, in:- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Tibet & Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Fish Food   Diet
Fisher from a perch. Habits
1149 World Number

Least Concern



view photos Photo May 16, 2007 by taro@flickr all rights reserved

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Crested Kingfisher song
(Megaceryle lugubris)
Arnold Meijer XC35464
08-02-2009, India

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