Stork-billed Kingfisher

Stork-billed Kingfisher is a huge freshwater kingfisher with a large coral-red bill (which gives it its name). It has a dark brown cap and pale orange collar and underparts. The upper parts are blue-green. The tail is quite long, while the feet are small and red.

The bird is commonly found on lakes, rivers and forest streams, also in mangroves and coast. Diet consists mainly of fishes. Crabs, insects, frogs, mice, lizards, birds and their eggs are also consumed.

The bird can be seen in the Corbett National Park.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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