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Gray-headed Kingfisher
Halcyon leucocephala (Statius Muller, 1776)
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Halcyon

Scientific:
  Halcyon leucocephala

Citation:
  (Statius Muller, 1776)

Reference:
  Natursyst.Suppl. p.94

Protonym:
  Alcedo leucocephala

Avibase ID:
  178B6892F59B71D3

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554588

Geographic range:

  • Halcyon leucocephala leucocephala: Senegambia to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, and northwestern Somalia
  • Halcyon leucocephala acteon: Cape Verde Islands (Santiago, Fogo and Brava)
  • Halcyon leucocephala semicaerulea: Red Sea coast of extreme s Arabian Peninsula
  • Halcyon leucocephala hyacinthina: S Somalia and coastal Kenya to Mozambique
  • Halcyon leucocephala pallidiventris: Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and northwestern Tanzania to northern South Africa
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Grey-headed Kingfisher
Czech:
  ledňáček šedohlavý
German:
  Graukopfliest
Danish:
  Gråhovedet Isfugl
Spanish:
  Alción Cabeciblanco
Finnish:
  harmaapääkalastaja
French:
  Martin-chasseur à tête grise
Icelandic:
  Gráþyrill
Italian:
  Martin pescatore testagrigia
Japanese:
  haigashirashoubin
Japanese:
  ハイガシラショウビン
Dutch:
  Grijskopijsvogel
Norwegian:
  Gråhodeisfugl
Polish:
  lowiec szaroglowy
Portuguese:
  Guarda-rios-de-cabeca-cinzenta
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Gray-headed Kingfisher
Russian:
  Сероголовая альциона
Slovak:
  rybárikovec bledohlavý
Swedish:
  gråhuvad kungsfiskare
Chinese:
  灰头翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martin-chasseur à tête grise ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martin-chasseur à tête grise ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Gray-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Halcyon leucocephala [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Halcyon leucocephala [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Halcyon leucocephala [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Grey-headed Kingfisher ( Halcyon leucocephala) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Halcyon leucocephala [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Halcyon leucocephala [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Gryskopvisvanger
Catalan: Alció capgrís
Czech: Lednácek šedohlavý, ledňáček šedohlavý
Danish: Gråhovedet Isfugl
German: Graukopfliest
English: Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Gray-headed Kingfisher, Gray-hooded Kingfisher, Grey-headed Kingfisher, Greyhooded Kingfisher, Grey-hooded Kingfisher
English (Kenya): Grey-headed Kingfisher
Spanish: Alción Cabeciblanco, Alción de Cabeza Gris, Martín Pescador de Cabeza Gris
Spanish (Spain): Alción Cabeciblanco
Estonian: hallpea-safiirlind
Finnish: Harmaapääkalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur à tête grise
Hungarian: szürkefejű halkapó
Icelandic: Gráþyrill
Italian: Martin pescatore testagrigia
Japanese: haigashirashoubin
Japanese: ハイガシラショウビン
Kwangali: Muningi
Latin: Halcyon leucocephala
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis halcionas, Pilkagalvis halcionas
Latvian: pelēkgalvas dzenītis
Dutch: Grijskopijsvogel
Norwegian: Gråhodeisfugl
Polish: lowiec szaroglowy, łowiec szarogłowy, zimorodek szaroglowy
Portuguese: Guarda-rios-de-cabeca-cinzenta, Passarinha, Pica-peixe-de-barrete-cinzento
Portuguese (Portugal): Passarinha
Russian: Сероголовая альциона
Slovak: Rybárik sivohlavý, rybárikovec bledohlavý
Slovenian: sivoglavi gozdomec
Swedish: Gråhuvad kungsfiskare
Swahili: Kurea Tumbo-jekundu
Turkish: boz başlı yalıçapkını, Boz-başlı Yalıçapkını
Tsonga: Tshololwana
Chinese: 灰头翡翠
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頭翡翠

 

         

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