Species Details

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Pied Kingfisher Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ceryle rudis
Family : Alcedinidae
Order : Coraciiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : Pied Kingfisher is a white water bird with black spots and bands all over its body.Its crown and crest are black which are streaked with white and the underparts are white apart from the breast.The male has two black bands on the breast but the female has single black-band.It has brownish-black bill,brown iris and brownish-black legs and feet. The primary diet of this kingfisher consists of fish, although it occasionally consumes crustaceans and sizable aquatic insects like dragonfly larvae. Its hunting technique typically involves hovering above the water to locate its prey, followed by a swift vertical dive, snatching fish with its bill-first approach.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.