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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Brown-winged kingfisher

In Thai: นกกะเต็นใหญ่ปีกสีน้ำตาล, nok kraten yai peek see namtaan

Binomial name: Pelargopsis amauroptera, Oliver Paynie Pearson, 1841

The brown-winged kingfisher (Pelargopsis amauroptera) is a species of bird in the subfamily Halcyoninae.

It is found along the north and eastern coasts of the Bay of Bengal, occurring in the countries of Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. In India, it has been mainly reported from the Sundarbans region but records from further south near Chilka exist.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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Scientific classification

Pelargopsis amauroptera

Common names

  • Thai: นกกะเต็นใหญ่ปีกสีน้ำตาล, nok kraten yai peek see namtaan

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Brown-winged kingfisher, Pelargopsis amauroptera in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Hat Chao Mai National Park
  • Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Mueang Ranong District, Ranong
  • Mueang Satun District, Satun
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Thalang District, Phuket
Range map of Pelargopsis amauroptera in Thailand