Scientific Name: Ceryle rudis Common Names: Pied Kingfisher, Lesser Pied Kingfisher Other Names: Small Pied Kingfisher, Chitkabra Kilkila
Identifying Features: short tail, long beak, black and white kingfisher, short legs, large head
- Pied Kingfisher is the only kingfisher which has entirely black and white plumage.
- Pied Kingfisher was initially believed to be the descendant of American Green Kingfisher which crossed the Atlantic Ocean about 1 million years ago.
This image was clicked by Sudeshna Dey.
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