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.