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Crested Kingfisher
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Information
Range Himalayas and foothills of Northern India, Bangladesh, northern Indochina, Southeast Asia, Japan and Russia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Cerylinae
Genus Megaceryle
Species Megaceryle lugubris
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Crested kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris), is a species of water kingfisher that 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.

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