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Brown-winged kingfisher

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 Alcedinidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

In India, it has been mainly reported from the Sundarbans region but records from further south near Chilka exist.

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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)

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

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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