We have recently updated some of our Kingfishers and added several new ones bringing the total number of Kingfishers on Birdorable to ten! There are actually 90 different species of Kingfisher in the world, so we still have a way to go. Each of our birds... Read more »
The Stork-billed Kingfisher is a stocky species of tree kingfisher found across India and southeast Asia. At least fifteen subspecies are recognized by ornithologists. The bird is also known as the Brown-headed Kingfisher.
Stork-billed Kingfishers have greenish-blue or blue feathers on the back and wings, buffy feathers across the neck and chest, and olive-brown heads. The different subspecies have plumage variations, but all have very large and heavy bills for which the species is named.
Stork-billed Kingfishers feed on fish, crabs, reptiles, large insects, and even other birds. They usually hunt for prey from a perched position. The Stork-billed Kingfisher has a conservation status of Least Concern as of September 2014.
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This week, we’re celebrating the world’s kingfishers! There are about 90 species of kingfisher in the world. These darling birds are often colorful, and they can be found all around the world. Join us as we highlight kingfishers... Read more »
This week, we’re celebrating the world’s kingfishers! There are about 90 species of kingfisher in the world. These darling birds are often colorful, and they can be found all around the world. Join us as we highlight kingfishers on the Birdorable blog this week! Today we're sharing... Read more »