Alcedo hercules Laubmann, 1917 - Blyth's Kingfisher

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Alcedo hercules - Blyth's Kingfisher


 

This species is uncommon. It inhabits along the streams in the evergreen forests (at the heights of 200m-1,200m) of India (mainly in Northeast regions), Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to deforestation, river pollution and other human encroachments (BirdLife Intternational 2016).
 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3
BirdLife International 2016. Alcedo hercules . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22683024A92973795. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22683024A92973795.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Alcedo hercules Laubmann, 1917 – Blyth's Kingfisher. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/alcedo-hercules, accessed 2024/06/24.