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Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Halcyon malimbica (Shaw, 1812)

The Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon malimbica) is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in tropical west Africa. This kingfisher is essentially resident, but retreats from drier savanna areas to wetter habitats in the dry season. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Halcyon

Scientific:
  Halcyon malimbica

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1812)

Reference:
  Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 8 pt1 p.66

Protonym:
  Alcedo Malimbica

Avibase ID:
  0D8BDD356AF10B22

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0D8BDD35

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554591

Geographic range:

  • Halcyon malimbica malimbica: Riverine woodlands of Cameroon to Uganda and Zambia
  • Halcyon malimbica forbesi: Sierra Leone to e Nigeria and extreme w Cameroon; Bioko I.
  • Halcyon malimbica torquata: S Senegambia and Guinea-Bissau to extreme w Mali
  • Halcyon malimbica dryas: Príncipe I. and (formerly) São Tomé I. (Gulf of Guinea)
English:
Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Czech:
ledňáček malimbijský
German:
Zügelliest
Danish:
Malimbicaisfugl
Spanish:
Alción Pechiazul
Finnish:
sinirintakalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue
Italian:
Martin pescatore pettazzurro
Japanese:
aomuneshoubin
Japanese:
アオムネショウビン
Dutch:
Teugelijsvogel
Norwegian:
Blåbrystisfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåbrystisfugl
Polish:
lowiec kamerunski
Portuguese:
Guarda-rios-de-peito-azul
Russian:
Синегрудая альциона
Slovak:
rybárikovec modroprsý
Swedish:
blåbröstad kungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Альціон блакитний
Chinese:
蓝胸翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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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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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue ( Halcyon malimbica) [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 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 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 (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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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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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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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Halcyon malimbica [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Alció de pit blau, Alció malímbic
Czech: ledňáček malimbijský, Lednácek uzdickový
Danish: Malimbicaisfugl
German: Zügelliest
English: Black-winged Kingfisher, Blue breasted Kingfisher, Blue-breasted Kingfisher
English (IOC): Blue-breasted Kingfisher
English (Kenya): Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Spanish: Alción de Pecho Azul, Alción Pechiazul
Spanish (Spain): Alción Pechiazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Estonian: sinipugu-safiirlind
Finnish: Sinirintakalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue, Martin-pêcheur à poitrine bleue
Hungarian: kékbegyű halcion
Italian: Martin pescatore pettazzurro
Japanese: aomuneshoubin
Japanese: アオムネショウビン
Scientific: Alcedo Malimbica, Halcyon malimbica, Halcyon malimbica malimbica
Lithuanian: Mėlynkrūtis halcionas
Dutch: Teugelijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåbrystisfugl
Norwegian: Blåbrystisfugl
Polish: lowiec kamerunski, łowiec kameruński, Zimorodek kameruński
Portuguese: Guarda-rios-de-peito-azul, Pica-peixe-de-peito-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-peixe-de-peito-azul
Russian: Синегрудая альциона
Slovak: rybárikovec modroprsý
Slovenian: modroprsi gozdomec
Swedish: Blåbröstad kungsfiskare
Swahili: Kurea Kidari-buluu
Ukrainian: Альціон блакитний
Chinese: 蓝胸翡翠
Chinese (Traditional): 藍胸翡翠

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