Brown-winged kingfisher

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Brown-winged kingfisher
Brown winged KF.jpg
From Bhitarkanika National Park, Orissa, India.
From Bhitarkanika, Odisha.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Halcyoninae
Genus: Pelargopsis
Species: P. amauroptera
Binomial name
Pelargopsis amauroptera
(Pearson, 1841)

Pelargopsis amauropterus (Pearson, 1841) [orth. error]

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. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Brown-winged kingfisher, Sundarbans
Brown-winged kingfisher, Sundarbans, West Bengal, India

In India, it has been mainly reported from the Sundarbans region but records from further south near Chilka exist.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pelargopsis amauroptera". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Daniel,JC; Hussain,SA (1974). "The Brownwinged Storkbilled Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera (Pearson) in Orissa". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 71 (2): 304–305.