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Stork-billed Kingfisher
Pelargopsis capensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Pelargopsis

Scientific:
  Pelargopsis capensis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.180

Protonym:
  Alcedo capensis

Avibase ID:
  2B0E883A7691DF70

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554581

Geographic range:

  • Pelargopsis capensis capensis: Nepal to India, Sri Lanka and nw Myanmar
  • Pelargopsis capensis burmanica: Myanmar to Thailand, Indochina and south to Isthmus of Kra
  • Pelargopsis capensis intermedia: Nicobar Islands
  • Pelargopsis capensis osmastoni: Andaman Islands
  • Pelargopsis capensis malaccensis: S Malay Peninsula, Riau Archipelago and Lingga Archipelago
  • Pelargopsis capensis cyanopteryx: Sumatra, Bangka and Billiton islands
  • Pelargopsis capensis innominata: Borneo
  • Pelargopsis capensis simalurensis: Simeulue I. (off nw Sumatra)
  • Pelargopsis capensis sodalis (sodalis): Banyak I. (off nw Sumatra)
  • Pelargopsis capensis sodalis (nesoeca): Nias I. and Batu Islands (off w Sumatra)
  • Pelargopsis capensis sodalis (isoptera): Mentawi Archipelago (Pagai, Siberut and Sipura)
  • Pelargopsis capensis floresiana: Lesser Sundas (Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores)
  • Pelargopsis capensis javana: Java
  • Pelargopsis capensis gouldi: Philippines (Balabac, Culion, Lubang, Mindoro, Palawan, Calauit)
  • Pelargopsis capensis gigantea: Central and s Philippines
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Stork-billed Kingfisher
Czech:
  ledňáček gurial
German:
  Storchschnabelliest
Danish:
  Blåvinget Storkenæbsisfugl
Spanish:
  Alción Picocigüeña
Finnish:
  sulttaanikalastaja
French:
  Martin-chasseur gurial
Icelandic:
  Stork-billed Kingfisher
Italian:
  Martin pescatore becco di cicogna
Japanese:
  kouhashishoubin
Japanese:
  コウハシショウビン
Dutch:
  Ooievaarsbekijsvogel
Norwegian:
  Storkenebbisfugl
Polish:
  lowiec niebieskoskrzydly
Portuguese:
  Stork-billed Kingfisher
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Stork-billed Kingfisher
Russian:
  Аистоклювый гуриал
Slovak:
  rybárikovec gurial
Swedish:
  storknäbbskungsfiskare
Chinese:
  鹳嘴翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martin-chasseur gurial ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martin-chasseur gurial ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Halcyon capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Halcyon capensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Halcyon capensis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Pelargopsis capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Pelargopsis capensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Pelargopsis capensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Pelargopsis capensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Pelargopsis capensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Bengali: মেঘহও মাছরাঙা
Catalan: Alció bec de cigonya
Cebuano: bakaka
Czech: Lednácek gurial, ledňáček gurial
Danish: Blåvinget Storkenæbsisfugl
German: Gurial, Storchschnabel, Storchschnabelliest
English: Brown-headed Stork-billed Kingfish, Brown-headed Stork-billed Kingfisher, Brown-headed Stork-billed-Kingfisher, Stork billed Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher
Spanish: Alción Pico de Cigüeña, Alción Picocigüeña
Spanish (Spain): Alción Picocigüeña
Estonian: jõgi-safiirlind
Finnish: Sulttaanikalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur gurial
Hungarian: gólyacsőrű halción
Indonesian: Burung Pekaka Emas, Pekaka emas, Raja udang paruh bango
Italian: Martin pescatore becco di cicogna
Japanese: kō-hashi shōbin, kouhashishoubin
Japanese: コウハシショウビン
Japanese (Kanji): 鸛嘴翡翠
Latin: Halcyon capensis, Pelargopsis capensis
Lithuanian: Gandrasnapis pelargopsis
Malayalam: കാക്ക  മീന്‍കൊത്തി
Malay: Burung Buaya, Burung Pekaka Buaya, Burung Pekaka Emas, Burung Pekaka Paruh Besar, Pekaka Emas, Pekaka Paruh Pendek
Dutch: Ooievaarsbekijsvogel, Ooievaarssnavel, Ooievaarssnavel ijsvogel
Norwegian: Storkenebbisfugl, Storknebbisfugl
Polish: lowiec niebieskoskrzydly, łowiec niebieskoskrzydły
Pinyin: guàn-zuǐ fěicuì
Russian: Аистоклювый гуриал, Аистоклювый зимородок
Slovak: rybárikovec gurial
Swedish: Storknäbbskungsfiskare
Tamil: Peria Alagu Meenkothi
Thai: กามกวม, นกกระเต็นใหญ่, นกกระเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา, นกกระเต็นช้าง, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา, นกกำกวม
Thai (Transliteration): nók kaam-kuam, nók kam-kuam, nók kà-ten yày tʰam-ma-daa, nók krà-ten cʰáaŋ, nók krà-ten yày, nók krà-ten yày tʰam-ma-daa
Vietnamese: Chim Bói cá mỏ cò, Chim Sả mỏ rộng, Sả mỏ rộng
Chinese: 鹳嘴翠鸟, 鹳嘴翡翠
Chinese (Traditional): 鸛嘴翠鳥

 

         

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