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Alcedo hercules Laubmann, 1917 – Blyth's Kingfisher

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


Aves > Coraciiformes > Alcedinidae > Alcedo


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni,R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Alcedo hercules Laubmann, 1917 – Blyth's Kingfisher. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1221/Alcedo-hercules
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