Crested kingfisher

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Crested kingfisher
Adult crested kingfisher, Jim Corbett National Park, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Cerylidae
Genus: Megaceryle
Species: M. lugubris
Binomial name
Megaceryle lugubris
(Temminck, 1834)
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The Distribution of the crested kingfisher

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.