Stork-billed Kingfisher

Stork-billed Kingfisher

The Stork-billed Kingfisher is a large Kingfisher when compared to its cousins. It is distributed in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The Stork-billed Kingfisher has a large red stork-like bill and so its name. Gujarati Name ઢોંકચાંચ કલકલિયો Scientific Name Pelargopsis Read more…

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher, also known as Lesser Pied Kingfisher, is a small sized bird and probably the only kingfisher which has just two colours – black and white. It is this plumage, a small crest and the art of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it Read more…

White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher, also known as White-breasted Kingfisher, is widely distributed and a resident over much of its range. It is often found well away from water where it perches commonly on top of buildings and wires. White-throated Kingfishers dive to catch aquatic prey; in shallow water, entering feet-first and in Read more…

Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher is a small sized kingfisher and its plumage makes it one of the most colourful and instantly recognisable birds. It has a short tail, large head and long bill with bright blue upperparts and orange underparts. It is of shy nature and lives in quiet waters with vegetation Read more…