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Species of Thailand

Rufous-collared kingfisher

Actenoides concretus

Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1825

In Thai: นกกะเต็นสร้อยคอสีน้ำตาล

The rufous-collared kingfisher (Actenoides concretus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

This species is 22–25.5 cm (8.7-10.0 inches) long and about 60-90 grams (2.1-3.2 ounces), making it medium-sized among kingfishers. It is mostly blue-green above, with yellow spots on its back. It has a green crown and a black eye mask.

Despite its name, some do not have the rufous breast band. Instead, those individuals have rufous underparts overall.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare and reduced

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

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Actenoides concretus

Common names

  • Thai: นกกะเต็นสร้อยคอสีน้ำตาล

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BCST)


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Actenoides concretus
Rufous-collared kingfisher

Range Map

Distribution map of Rufous-collared kingfisher, Actenoides concretus in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
Range map of Actenoides concretus in Thailand