Alcedinidae

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata Boddaert, 1783

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata Boddaert, 1783

Local Name: Kalotupi Machhranga / Kalomatha Machhranga (Bangla); Kourilla / Ablak Tanki Kilkila (Hindi); Krishna Meelran (Sanskrit); Vanakhadino Kalkaliyo / Shyamshir Kalkaliyo (Gujrati)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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©Debayan Gayen
Fraserganj, South 24 Paraganas, 31/01/2020

Habitat Shot

©Sagar Adhurya
Sundarban, South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

©Debayan Gayen
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 02/11/2019

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Sundarban, South 24 Paraganas, 15/02/2017

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Brown-winged Kingfisher / Brown-winged Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera J.T. Pearson, 1841

Brown-winged Kingfisher / Brown-winged Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera J.T. Pearson, 1841

Local Name: Khoyrapakh Machhranga / Badami Machhranga / Gurial

IUCN threatened Category: Near Threatened [NT]


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Adult

©Satyajit Mandal
Sundarban , South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Sundarban, South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

©Debayan Gayen
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

©Debayan Gayen
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

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Collared Kingfisher/White-collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Boddaert, 1783

Collared Kingfisher/White-collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris Boddaert, 1783

Local Name: Dholagharh Machhranga (Bangla); Kayal ponman(Malayalam), Dakshini Kilkila(Hindi), Kantheri Dhivar(Marathi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Satyajit Mandal
Sundarban, South 24 Paraganas, 07/12/2019

©Debayan Gayen
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 02/11/2019

©Debayan Gayen
Sunderban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 02/11/2019

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Sudhanyakhali, Sundarban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

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Common Kingfisher/Little Kingfisher/Small Blue Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher/Little Kingfisher/Small Blue Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Local Name: Chhoto Machhranga (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category:


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Little

©Binay Kr Rungta
Jhalda, Purulia, 23/02/2014

Adult

©Nirjhar Banerjee
Durgapur , Paschim Bardhaman, 11/02/2020

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Purbasthali, Purba Bardhaman, 13/12/2015

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Sundarbans, South 24 Paraganas, 29/09/2019

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Pied Kingfisher / Lesser Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Linnaeus, 1758

Pied Kingfisher / Lesser Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Linnaeus, 1758

Local Name: Pakrha Machhranga (Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Durgapur Barrage, Bankura, 20/05/2015

Adult

©Satrajit Dutta
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 07/02/2017

Adult

©Satrajit Dutta
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 19/02/2017

Adult

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, 03/08/2013

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Nil Nirjone, Birbhum, 05/01/2014

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda Latham, 1790

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda Latham, 1790

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Surajit Sarkar
Sundarbans, South 24 Paraganas, 10/08/2019

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Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis Linnaeus, 1766

Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis Linnaeus, 1766

Local Name: Gurial (Bengali), Bada Kilkila (Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Madhurima Banerjee
Bagnan, Howrah/Haora, 10/10/2018

Adult Male portrait

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
ASANSOL , Paschim Bardhaman, 27/01/2020

Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
ASANSOL , Paschim Bardhaman, 27/12/2019

Adult, capensis subspecies

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 01/03/2013

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Andal Aerodrome, Paschim Bardhaman, 12/07/2014

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 08/07/2014

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Rasikbeel, Cooch Behar/Koch Bih, 12/03/2017

White-throated Kingfisher / White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Linnaeus, 1758

White-throated Kingfisher / White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Linnaeus, 1758

Local Name: Sadabuk Machranga (Bengali); Kilkila (Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Madhurima Banerjee
Bagnan, Howrah/Haora, 02/02/2020

Adult

©Subir Das
Ashis Nagar,Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 21/03/2020

Adult

©Arindam Bhuin
Indrakanan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 09/03/2020

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©Somapika Seal
Durgapur Barrage, Paschim Bardhaman, 17/03/2019

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©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 18/10/2013

Call

©Sagar Adhurya
Bidhan Park, Fuljhore, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 18/10/2013