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Malay blue-banded kingfisher

Thai: นกกะเต็นน้อยแถบอกดำ, nok kraten noi thaep ok dam

Binomial name: Alcedo peninsulae, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1830

The blue-banded kingfisher (Alcedo euryzona), also called the Javan blue-banded kingfisher, is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family that is endemic to the island of Java in Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and rivers. It is critically endangered due to habitat loss. The Malay blue-banded kingfisher was recently differentiated from this species.

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Scientific classification

Alcedo peninsulae

Common names

  • English:
    • Malay blue-banded kingfisher
    • Blue-banded kingfisher
    • Javan blue-banded kingfisher
  • Thai: นกกะเต็นน้อยแถบอกดำ, nok kraten noi thaep ok dam

Conservation status

Critically Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Critically Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Blue-banded kingfisher (female)

Blue-banded kingfisher (female)


Blue-banded kingfisher (male)

Blue-banded kingfisher (male)


Distribution map of Malay blue-banded kingfisher, Alcedo peninsulae in Thailand

Range map of Alcedo peninsulae in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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