Todiramphus chloris   (Boddaert,  1783) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

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Size: 24 cm.

Voice: krerk-krerk-krerk.

Habits: Perches on open edges of mangroves, forests and telegraph/phone wire. Dives down obliquely, rarely plunges into water.

Sexes alike. A maritime Kingfisher with dark bill, blue green upper parts, and white or buff collar merging into white or buff underparts.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Collared Kingfisher (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Mainly crabs, fish, mudskippers, grasshoppers, crickets, orthopterous insects, lizards and centipedes.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman INDIA
• Goa, Chapora river INDIA (Record: 19/11/1993)
• Goa, Cumbarjua canal INDIA (Record: 15/05/2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Lainer, H (2004) Birds of Goa : A reference book The Goa Foundation, Goa 244 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at -
  • Davidar, Priya; Yoganand, K; Ganesh, T and Nayak, KG (2007) Avifauna of the andaman islands: preliminary inventory and distributional patterns Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104(3) 298-310 Available at - NIO, Goa

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