Species of Thailand
Thai: นกกะเต็นขาวดำใหญ่, nok kraten khaw dam yai
Binomial name: Megaceryle lugubris, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1834
The crested kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris) is resident of the Himalayas and foothills of Northern India, Bangladesh, northern Indochina, Southeast Asia, Japan and Russia. It is a very large (41 cm) black and white kingfisher with evenly barred wings and tail. It lacks a supercilium and has a spotted breast, which is sometimes mixed with rufous. This bird is mainly found in mountain rivers and larger rivers in foothills.
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Videos of Crested kingfisher
Crested Kingfisher - Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Crested kingfisher (female)
- Megaceryle lugubris
- Thai: นกกะเต็นขาวดำใหญ่, nok kraten khaw dam yai
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Range map of Megaceryle lugubris in Thailand
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