Crested Kingfishers

Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)
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The Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris) occurs naturally in the Himalayas and foothills of North East India, Bangladesh, northern Indochina, and south and east China.

It inhabits mountain rivers and larger rivers in foothills.


Description

This kingfisher is a very large, averaging 16 inches or 41 cm in length. The plumage is black and white, with evenly barred wings and tail. It has a spotted breast with the occasional brownish-red patches.

Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubrisCrested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)

Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)



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