Pelargopsis amauroptera (J.T. Pearson, 1841) - Brown-winged Kingfisher

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Brown-winged Stork-billed Kingfisher.
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Pelargopsis amauroptera - Brown-winged Kingfisher


This species is uncommon. It inhabits mangrove forests in the coastal areas of India (mainly in West Bengal and Odisha), Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Malaysia (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 the clearance and degradation of mangroves (BirdLife International 2016).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Odisha1
Paschimbanga14
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total24
BirdLife International 2016. Pelargopsis amauroptera . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22683213A92978779. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22683213A92978779.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pelargopsis amauroptera (J.T. Pearson, 1841) – Brown-winged 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/pelargopsis-amauroptera, accessed 2024/06/25.