Pied Kingfisher


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

Fun Facts:

  • 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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