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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Kingfishers

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Alcedinidae

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The family of Kingfishers are found worldwide except in the coldest areas and some islands. They are between 10 and 45 cm long. Kingfishers have a stocky body, short wings, and tiny to very long tails. The head is large, the neck short, and the beak long and thick. When hunting, they come down from a viewing point. Some species are capable of hovering flight. They breed in caves.

Actenoides

     monachus - Green-backed Kingfisher (3)
     princeps - Scaly-breasted Kingfisher (3)
     bougainvillei - Moustached Kingfisher (2)
     lindsayi - Spotted Wood Kingfisher (1)
     hombroni - Hombron's Kingfisher (1)
     concretus - Rufous-collared Kingfisher (1)

Melidora

     macrorrhina - Hook-billed Kingfisher (2)

Lacedo

     pulchella - Banded Kingfisher (4)

Tanysiptera

     galatea - Galatea Paradise Kingfisher (2)
     ellioti - Kofiau Paradise Kingfisher (1)
     riedelii - Biak Paradise Kingfisher (2)
     carolinae - Cobalt Paradise Kingfisher (1)
     hydrocharis - Little Paradise Kingfisher (1)
     sylvia - Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (1)
     nympha - Fairy Paradise Kingfisher (1)
     danae - Russet Paradise Kingfisher (3)

Cittura

     cyanotis - Lilac Kingfisher (4)

Clytoceyx

     rex - Shovel-billed Kookaburra (3)

Dacelo

     novaeguineae - Laughing Kookaburra (8)
     leachii - Blue-winged Kookaburra (7)
     tyro - Spangled Kookaburra (2)
     gaudichaud - Rufous-bellied Kookaburra (3)

Caridonax

     fulgidus - Glittering Kingfisher (2)

Pelargopsis

     capensis - Stork-billed Kingfisher (2)
     melanorhyncha - Great-billed Kingfisher (1)
     amauroptera - Brown-winged Kingfisher (1)

Halcyon

     coromanda - Ruddy Kingfisher (1)
     smyrnensis - White-throated Kingfisher (7)
     cyanoventris - Javan Kingfisher (3)
     badia - Chocolate-backed Kingfisher (1)
     pileata - Black-capped Kingfisher (3)
     leucocephala - Grey-headed Kingfisher (3)
     albiventris - Brown-hooded Kingfisher (6)
     chelicuti - Striped Kingfisher (3)
     malimbica - Blue-breasted Kingfisher (2)
     senegalensis - Woodland Kingfisher (3)
     senegaloides - Mangrove Kingfisher (1)

Todiramphus

     nigrocyaneus - Blue-black Kingfisher (2)
     winchelli - Winchell's Kingfisher (1)
     diops - Blue-and-white Kingfisher (2)
     lazuli - Lazuli Kingfisher (1)
     macleayii - Forest Kingfisher (4)
     albonotatus - White-mantled Kingfisher (1)
     leucopygius - Ultramarine Kingfisher (1)
     farquhari - Vanuatu Kingfisher (1)
     funebris - Sombre Kingfisher (1)
     chloris - Collared Kingfisher (13)
     enigma - Talaud Kingfisher (1)
     cinnamominus - Micronesian Kingfisher (6)
     miyakoensis - Miyako Island Kingfisher
     saurophagus - Beach Kingfisher (2)
     sanctus - Sacred Kingfisher (8)
     australasia - Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher (1)
     tutus - Chattering Kingfisher (3)
     veneratus - Society Kingfisher (2)
     gambieri - Tuamotu Kingfisher (2)
     godeffroyi - Marquesan Kingfisher (1)
     pyrrhopygius - Red-backed Kingfisher (3)

Syma

     torotoro - Yellow-billed Kingfisher (5)
     megarhyncha - Mountain Kingfisher (2)

Ceyx

     lecontei - African Dwarf Kingfisher (1)
     pictus - African Pygmy Kingfisher (6)
     erithaca - Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (3)
     melanurus - Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher (2)
     fallax - Sulawesi Dwarf Kingfisher (1)
     madagascariensis - Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher (1)
     lepidus - Chameleon Dwarf Kingfisher (16)

Alcedo

     leucogaster - White-bellied Kingfisher (1)
     cristata - Malachite Kingfisher (8)
     vintsioides - Malagasy Kingfisher (1)
     cyanopectus - Indigo-banded Kingfisher (2)
     argentata - Silvery Kingfisher (2)
     coerulescens - Cerulean Kingfisher (2)
     euryzona - Blue-banded Kingfisher (1)
     quadribrachys - Shining-blue Kingfisher (2)
     azurea - Azure Kingfisher (4)
     websteri - Bismarck Kingfisher (1)
     pusilla - Little Kingfisher (1)
     meninting - Blue-eared Kingfisher (1)
     atthis - Common Kingfisher (12)
     semitorquata - Half-collared Kingfisher (2)
     hercules - Blyth's Kingfisher (1)

Chloroceryle

     aenea - American Pygmy Kingfisher (3)
     inda - Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (3)
     americana - Green Kingfisher (6)
     amazona - Amazon Kingfisher (7)

Megaceryle

     lugubris - Crested Kingfisher (4)
     maxima - Giant Kingfisher (3)
     torquata - Ringed Kingfisher (4)
     alcyon - Belted Kingfisher (9)

Ceryle

     rudis - Pied Kingfisher (11)

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