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Common Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Alcedo

Scientific:
  Alcedo atthis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.109

Protonym:
  Gracula Atthis

Avibase ID:
  9505E03D7416B365

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554549

Geographic range:

  • Alcedo atthis atthis: SE Europe and North Africa to nw India
  • Alcedo atthis ispida: British Isles to w Russia, Iberian and Baltic peninsulas
  • Alcedo atthis bengalensis: L Baikal and n India through e and SE Asia mainland and islands
  • Alcedo atthis taprobana: S India and Sri Lanka
  • Alcedo atthis floresiana: Lesser Sundas (Bali to Timor and Wetar)
  • Alcedo atthis hispidoides: Sulawesi to Moluccas, New Guinea and Bismarck Arch.
  • Alcedo atthis salomonensis: Solomon Islands (Bougainville to Makira)
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Common Kingfisher
Czech:
  ledňáček říční
German:
  Eisvogel
Danish:
  Isfugl
Spanish:
  Martín Pescador Común
Finnish:
  kuningaskalastaja
French:
  Martin-pêcheur d'Europe
Icelandic:
  Bláþyrill
Italian:
  Martin pescatore
Japanese:
  kawasemi
Japanese:
  カワセミ
Dutch:
  IJsvogel
Norwegian:
  Isfugl
Polish:
  zimorodek
Portuguese:
  Guarda-rios-comum
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Common Kingfisher
Russian:
  Обыкновенный зимородок
Slovak:
  rybárik riečny
Swedish:
  kungsfiskare
Chinese:
  普通翠鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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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 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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British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martin-pêcheur d'Europe ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martin-pêcheur d'Europe ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
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. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 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 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2017:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   River Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   River Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
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 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):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
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 7.02:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.03:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Alcedo atthis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Alcedo atthis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Alcedo atthis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Common Kingfisher ( Alcedo atthis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Alcedo atthis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Alcedo atthis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Arabic: السّماك الاعتيادي, السمّاك الأخضر الشائع, القِرِلَّى, القِرِلَّى سكيكينة, سكيكينة
Asturian: Verderríos
Azerbaijani: Adi balıqçıl, Uzunqanad
Belarusian: Зiмародак, Звычайны зімародак
Bulgarian: Земеродно рибарче, Зимеродно рибарче, Обикновено земеродно рибарче
Bengali: পাতি মাছরাঙা
Breton: An diredig sant Gwennole, Evn-glas, Labous-sant-Nikolaz, Labous-sant-Wennole, Moualc'h-arc'hant
Catalan: Arner, Blauet, Blauet comú, Falcia
Catalan (Balears): Arner
Valencian: Falcia
Cebuano: uwak-bata
Shor: Қарлық
Czech: Lednáček obecný, Lednácek rícní, Lednáček říční, Ledňáček říční, ledòáèek øíèní
Welsh: Glas y dorlan, Glas y geulan, Pysgotwr
Danish: Isfugl
German: Eisvogel
Greek: (Ευρωπαϊκή) Αλκυόνη, Αλκυόνα, Αλκυώνη
Greek (Cypriot): Αλκυώνη
English: Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Kingfisher, European Kingfisher, Kingfisher, River Kingfisher, Ruddy kingfisher, Small Blue Kingfisher
Esperanto: alciono
Spanish: Martin Pescador, Martín Pescador, Martín pescador común, Martín Pescador de Eurasia
Estonian: Jäälind, lõuna-jäälind
Basque: Blauet, Martin arrantzale, Martin arrantzalea
Persian: ماهی‌خورک کوچک
Finnish: Kuningaskalastaja
Faroese: Ísfuglur, Kyrrfuglur
French: Martin-pêcheur, Martin-pêcheur d’Europe, Martin-pêcheur d'Europe
Irish: Cruidín, Iscaire cóirneach, Murlach
Gaelic: Biorra-Crùidein
Galician: Birrio, Blauet, Picapeixe
Manx: Eeasteyr beg ny hawin, Ushag Awiney
Hebrew: שלדג גמד, שלדג גמדי, שלדגון שלדג גמדי
Croatian: Vodomar, Vodomar ribar
Hungarian: Jégmadár
Armenian: [Yerknaguin Alkion ], Երկնագույն Ալկիոն
Indonesian: Burung Raja-udang Erasia, Idjowelanda, Idju-idju walanda, Raja udang sungai, Rajaudang Erasia, Raja-udang Erasia
Icelandic: Bláþyrill
Italian: Martin pescatore, Martin pescatore comune, Martin pescatore eurasiatico
Japanese: hisui, kawasemi, kawa-semi, shōbin, soni, soni-dori
Japanese: カワセミ, ショウビン, ソニ, ソニドリ, ヒスイ
Japanese (Kanji): 川蝉, 翡翠, 魚狗, 鴗
Georgian: ალკუნი, სწრაფი, ჩქარი
Khakas: Кöк обаа
Kazakh: Зымыран
Kazakh (Transliteration): zımıran
Korean: 물총새
Korean (Transliteration): mul-chong-sae
Cornish: Pyscajor an Myghtern
Latin: Alcedo atthis, Gracula Atthis
Luxembourgish: Äisvull
Lithuanian: Paprastasis tulžys, Tulžys, Žuvinininkėlis
Latvian: Zivjdzenītis, Zivju dzenītis
Macedonian: Рибарче
Malayalam: ചെറിയ മീന്‍കൊത്തി
Mongolian: Номин шогшир, Нохой шогшор
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠨᠣᠮᠢᠠ ᠱᠣᠬᠰᠢᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠨᠣᠬᠠᠢ ᠱᠣᠬᠰᠢᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Хөгц
Mongolian (Transliteration): khögts, nokhoi shogshor, nomiŋ shogshir
Malay: Burung Pekaka Cit-cit, Burung Pekaka Cit-cit Kecil, Burung Raja Udang, Raja Udang, Tagait
Maltese: Għasfur ta' San Martin
Dutch: IJsvogel
Norwegian: Isfugl, Kongsfisker
Polish: Jerzyk maly, Jerzyk mały, zimorodek, zimorodek (zwyczajny), Zimorodek obrożny, Zimorodek zwyczajny
Pinyin: cuìbì-niǎo, cuì-niǎo, cuì-niǎor, cuì-nǔ, cuì-qiǎor, dǎ-yú-láng, diào-yú-láng, fěicuì, jīn niǎo zǎi, lì, pǔtōng cuì-niǎo, qīng yǔ què, qīng-hàn, qīng-zhuāng, shuǐ-gǒu, shuǐ-qiǎo, tiān-gǒu, xián-yú cuì-niǎo, xiǎo cuì yú-gǒu, xiǎo cuì-niǎo, xiǎo yú-gǒu, xìn-tiān-yuán, yì, yú-gǒu, yú-hǔ, yú-shī
Portuguese: guarda rios comum, Guarda-rios, Guarda-rios-comum, Martim-pescador
Romansh: Pestgaderin
Romanian: Pescăraş albastru
Russian: Obyknovenny Zimorodok, Голубой зимородок, Зимородок, Зимородок голубой, Зимородок обыкновенный, Обыкновенный зимородок
Sardinian: Aciufa aciufa
Scots: Biorra cruidein
Slovak: Rybárik obyčajný, Rybárik riečny, rybárik riečny/rybárik obyčajný
Slovenian: vodomec
Albanian: Bilbil uji, Bilbili i ujit, Bilbili peshkatar
Serbian: vodomar, Водомар
Swedish: Kungsfiskare
Swahili: Mbayuwayu
Tamil: Meenkothi
Thai: นกกระเต็นน้อย, นกกระเต็นน้อยธรรมดา, นกกะเต็นน้อยธรรมดา
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-ten nóaay tʰam-ma-daa, nók krà-ten nóaay, nók krà-ten nóaay tʰam-ma-daa
Turkmen: Zaply
Turkish: Dere Kuşu, Yalı çapkını, Yalıçapkını, yalyçapkyny, Зымыран
Tuvinian: Көк шиижек
Ukrainian: Голуба рибалочка, Голубий рибалочка, Рибалочка
Vietnamese: Bồng chanh, Chim bói cá sông, Chim Bồng chanh, Chim Chinh chinh
Chinese: [cui-niao], [diao-yu-lang ], [feicui], [putong cui-niao], 信天缘, 天狗, 小翠鱼狗, 小翠鸟, 小鱼狗, 打鱼郎, 普通翠鳥, 普通翠鸟, 水狗, 水雀, 翊, 翠奴, 翠碧鸟, 翠雀儿, 翠鳥, 翠鸟, 翠鸟儿, 翡翠, 衔鱼翠鸟, 金鸟仔, 钓鱼郎, 青庄, 青羽雀, 青翰, 鱼师, 鱼狗, 鱼虎, 鴗
Chinese (Traditional): 信天緣, 天狗, 小翠魚狗, 小翠鳥, 小魚狗, 打魚郎, 普通翠鳥, 水狗, 水雀, 翊, 翠奴, 翠碧鳥, 翠雀兒, 翠鳥, 翠鳥兒, 翡翠, 金鳥仔, 釣魚郎, 銜魚翠鳥, 青庄, 青羽雀, 青翰, 魚師, 魚狗, 魚虎, 鴗
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 翠鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): [cui-niao], 翠鳥, 翠鸟

 

         

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