Species of Thailand
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
- Pelargopsis amauroptera
- Thai: นกกะเต็นใหญ่ปีกสีน้ำตาล
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
Near Threatened (BirdLife)
Near Threatened (ONEP)
Near Threatened (BCST)
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