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Blyth's Kingfisher
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Information
Range Bangladesh, India, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Alcedinidae
Alcedininae
Genus Alcedo
Species Alcedo hercules
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Blyth's kingfisher (Alcedo hercules), is a species of river kingfisher distributed in Bangladesh, India, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam. It is found along streams in evergreen forest and adjacent open country from 200–1,200 metres (660–3,940 ft), mainly at 400–1,000 metres (1,300–3,300 ft).

The common name commemorates Edward Blyth (1810–1873), English zoologist and Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.