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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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Family Alcedinidae Genus Pelargopsis Species Pelargopsis amauroptera
Thai: นกกะเต็นใหญ่ปีกสีน้ำตาล, nok kraten yai peek see namtaan
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
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
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