Species of Thailand

Brown-winged kingfisher

Pelargopsis amauroptera, Oliver Paynie Pearson, 1841

(In Thai: นกกะเต็นใหญ่ปีกสีน้ำตาล)

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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Coraciiformes
Family
Alcedinidae
Genus
Pelargopsis
Species
Pelargopsis amauroptera

Common names

  • Thai: นกกะเต็นใหญ่ปีกสีน้ำตาล

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)

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Brown-winged kingfisher
Brown-winged kingfisher

Range Map

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