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| Last Updated:: 17/06/2020

Kingfishers of India

 

Kingfishers of India

 

On the eve of WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - 5th June 2020, ENVIS Resource Partner on Avian Ecology at Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS-ENVIS) is presenting the following poster dedicated to the ‘Kingfishers of India’.

 

Kingfishers belong to the family Alcedinidae which comprises small to medium-sized brilliantly plumaged birds. They have a cosmopolitan distribution. In India itself we can find 12 species of this bird. All these species are blessed with their characteristic large heads, long-sharp and pointed beaks, short legs and stubby tails. They consume a wide range of prey ranging from fishes to geckos and other small invertebrates.