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Blyth's kingfisher

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Coraciiformes
Subfamily  Alcedininae
Scientific name  Alcedo hercules
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Alcedinidae
Genus  Alcedo
Higher classification  Alcedo
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Similar  Bird, Kingfisher, Alcedo, Blue‑eared kingfisher, Shining‑blue kingfisher

The Blyth's kingfisher (Alcedo hercules) is a kingfisher distributed in Bangladesh, India, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. It is found along streams in evergreen forest and adjacent open country from 200–1,200 metres (660–3,940 ft), mainly at 400–1,000 metres (1,300–3,300 ft).

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The common name commemorates Edward Blyth (1810–1873), English zoologist and Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.

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Blyth's kingfisher Oriental Bird Club Image Database Blyth39s Kingfisher Alcedo hercules
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Blyth's kingfisher Oriental Bird Club Image Database Blyth39s Kingfisher Alcedo hercules

References

Blyth's kingfisher Wikipedia


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