Brown-winged Kingfisher



Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED
Common name: brown-winged kingfisher
Scientific name: Pelargopsis amauroptera
Type: bird
Diet: crabs, fish
Length: 35–37 cm
Weight: male 162 g

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. Even though this specie’s habitat covers extensive territories, its population is actually small because its preferred place is near mangrove, which are in decline.



  1.  BirdLife International (2012). “Pelargopsis amauroptera“. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  3. Daniel, JC; Hussain, SA (1974). “The Brownwinged Storkbilled Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera (Pearson) in Orissa”.

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