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Malachite Kingfisher
Corythornis cristatus Pallas, 1764
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Corythornis

Scientific:
  Corythornis cristatus

Citation:
  Pallas, 1764

Reference:
  Cat.Ois.[Vroeg]Adumbr. p.1 no.55

Protonym:
  Alcedo cristata

Avibase ID:
  12EA0D5AC3AE4B91

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554558

Geographic range:

  • Corythornis cristatus cristatus: S Angola, sw Zambia and Limpopo R. south to Cape Province
  • Corythornis cristatus longirostris: N Namibia and s Angola to nw Zimbabwe and sw Zambia
  • Corythornis cristatus [galeritus, cyanostigma or stuartkeithi]: Africa s of Sahara south to Limpopo River and Mozambique
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Malachite Kingfisher
Czech:
  ledňáček modropláštíkový
German:
  Haubenzwergfischer
Danish:
  Malakitisfugl
Spanish:
  Martín Pescador Malaquita
Finnish:
  malakiittikalastaja
French:
  Martin-pêcheur huppé
Icelandic:
  Malachite Kingfisher
Italian:
  Martin pescatore malachite
Japanese:
  kammurikawasemi
Japanese:
  カンムリカワセミ
Dutch:
  Malachietijsvogel
Norwegian:
  Tiaraisfugl
Polish:
  zimorodek malachitowy
Portuguese:
  Pica-peixe-de-poupa
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Malachite Kingfisher
Russian:
  Малахитовый зимородок
Slovak:
  rybárik chochlatý
Swedish:
  Malakitkungsfiskare
Chinese:
  冠翠鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martin-pêcheur huppé ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
eBird version 1.53:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
eBird version 1.54:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
eBird version 1.55:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
eBird version 2015:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
eBird version 2016:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
eBird version 2017:
   Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group])
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 3]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 3]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 3]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristata) [version 2]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Malachite Kingfisher ( Alcedo cristata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Corythornis cristatus [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Corythornis [cristatus or thomensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other related concepts
Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kuifkopvisvanger
Catalan: Blauet malaquita
Czech: Lednácek malachitový, ledňáček modropláštíkový
Danish: Malakitisfugl
German: Haubenzwergfischer, Malachiteisvogel, St.-Thomas-Zwerg
English: African Malachite-Kingfisher, Diademed Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland)
Spanish: Martín Pescador Malaquita, Martín Pescador Verde
Estonian: tutt-jäälind
Finnish: Malakiittikalastaja
French: Corythornis cristata, Martin-pêcheur huppé, Petit Martin-pêcheur huppé
Hungarian: malachit jégmadár
Italian: Martin pescatore malachite
Japanese: kammurikawasemi, kanmurikawasemi
Japanese: カッムリカウァセミ, カンムリカワセミ
Latin: Alcedo cristata, Corythornis cristata, Corythornis cristatus, Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]
Lithuanian: Malachitinis tulžys
Dutch: Kleine Gekuifde Ijsvogel, Malachietijsvogel
Norwegian: Tiaraisfugl
Polish: Zimorodek czarnodzioby, zimorodek malachitowy
Portuguese: Pica-peixe-de-poupa
Russian: Малахитовый зимородок
Slovak: Rybárik chochlatý
Shona: Chinderera
Siswant: Sipholoti
Sotho, Southern: Seinoli
Swedish: Malakitkungsfiskare
Swahili: Kizamiadagaa
Tswana: Mmatlhapi
Turkish: Tepeli Yalıçapkını
Tsonga: Tshololwana
Xhosa: Isaxwila
Chinese: 冠翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 冠翠鳥
Zulu: iNhlunuyamanzi

 

         

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