Alcedo bengalensis   (Gmelin,  1788) (Bird)
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Class: Aves


Synonym (s)
Alcedo bengalensis Gmelin, 1788
Alcedo atthis bengalensis Ali & Ripley, 1970

Common Name (s)
• Nita Machhrala
• Common Kingfisher (English)
• Indian Small Blue Kingfisher (English)
• Masuranga (Tripuri)
• Macharanka
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Fauna of Tripura (part-1) vertebrates ZSI, Kolkata 365 pp
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of The Zoolgical survey of India ZSI,Calcutta 23012 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Nandi, NC; Das, SR; Bhuinya, S and Dasgupta, JM (1993) Wetland faunal resources of West Bengal, I., north and south 24-Parganas districts Occasional paper no 150 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 18264
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Majumdar, N (1988) Collection of birds from Koraput district, Orissa, India Miscellaneous publication occasional paper no 108 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 19360 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Tikader, BK and Das, AK (1985) Glimpses of animal life of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ZSI, Kolkata 1-170 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Yazdani, GM; Pradhan, MS and Singh, DF Fauna of conservation areas: Fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National, Bombay (vertebrates) Records of the Zoological Survey of India 96(1-4) 225-251 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1970) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford University Press 4 1-256pp Available at - NIO

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