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

Taxonomic Notes:

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/)


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 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).

References:
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.


Aves > Coraciiformes > Alcedinidae > Pelargopsis


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Pelargopsis amauroptera (J.T. Pearson, 1841) – Brown-winged 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/1226/Pelargopsis-amauroptera
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