Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Pied Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Lesser Pied Kingfisher, Small Pied Kingfisher, Indian Pied Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeAfrica s. of the Sahara, Nile Valley to the Near East. C. Asia and India to se. and e. Asia;
Two major populations;
(1) S. Turkey and Asia minor in Israel (Hula Valley), s. Iraq, Iran and Africa from Senegambia e. through s. Mali, s. Niger, c. Chad, s. Sudan and in the Nile River Valley to n. Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia s. to South Africa.
(2) Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to Burma, Thailand and Indochina.
(3) Sw. india.
(4) Se. China and Hainan Is.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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