Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Crested Kingfisher

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

Described by: Temminck (1834)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Pied Kingfisher, Great Pied Kingfisher, Large Pied Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Ceryle lugubris


Lake Toro, Hokkaido, Japan - Nov 16, 2002 © William Hull  Uttrakhand, India - May 31, 2009 © Jugal Tiwari  On the way to Biksthang, Sikkim, India - Dec 6, 2004 © Sudhir Shivaram 
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Himalayas to c. Vietnam, ne. China and Japan;
(1) Himalayas of n. and e. India (Kashmir) to Burma, s. and e. China s. to nw. Thailand, Laos, n. and c. Vietnam and Hainan Is.
(2) N. Japan (Hokkaido) and possibly the s. Kuril Is.
(3) Japan and Korea.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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