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Malachite Kingfisher

Corythornis cristatus (Pallas, 1764)

The malachite kingfisher is a river kingfisher which is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. It is largely resident except for seasonal climate-related movements. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
   Corythornis
Scientific:
  Corythornis cristatus


Original description

Citation:
  (Pallas, 1764)

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

Protonym:
  Alcedo cristata

Link:
  


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  12EA0D5AC3AE4B91

Avibase ID:
  avibase-12EA0D5A

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/12EA0D5A


Taxonomic 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
English:
Malachite Kingfisher
Catalan:
Blauet malaquita
Danish:
Malakitisfugl
German:
Haubenzwergfischer
Spanish:
Martín pescador malaquita
Finnish:
malakiittikalastaja
French:
Martin-pêcheur huppé
Hungarian:
malachit jégmadár
Italian:
Martin pescatore malachite
Japanese (romaji):
kammurikawasemi
Lithuanian:
Malachitinis tulžys
Portuguese:
Pica-peixe-de-poupa
Ukrainian:
Рибалочка діадемовий
Chinese:
冠翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
冠翠鳥


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]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland) ( Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group]) [version 1]
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 (03/07/2017):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Malachite Kingfisher ( Corythornis cristatus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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, Kuifkopvisvanger (Vasteland)
Catalan: Blauet malaquita
Czech: Lednácek malachitový, ledňáček modropláštíkový, ledňáček modropláštíkový [skupina cristatus]
Danish: Malakitisfugl
German: Haubenzwergfischer, Haubenzwergfischer [cristatus-Gruppe], Malachiteisvogel, St.-Thomas-Zwerg
English: African Malachite-Kingfisher, Diademed Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland)
English, HBW: Malachite Kingfisher
English (IOC): Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland)
English (Kenya): Malachite Kingfisher
English (United States): Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland)
Esperanto: Malakitkresta alciono
Spanish: Martín Pescador Malaquita, Martín Pescador Malaquita (grupo cristatus), Martín Pescador Verde
Spanish (Spain): Martín Pescador Malaquita, Martín pescador malaquita (grupo cristatus), Martín Pescador Malaquita [cristatus Group]
Spanish (HBW): Malachite Kingfisher (Mainland)
Estonian: tutt-jäälind
Finnish: Malakiittikalastaja
French: Corythornis cristata, Martin-pêcheur huppé, Martin-pêcheur huppé (cristatus), Martin-pêcheur huppé (nominal), Martin-pêcheur huppé [cristatus], Petit Martin-pêcheur huppé
Hungarian: malachit jégmadár
Icelandic: Húfuþyrill [cristatus hópur]
Italian: Martin pescatore malachite
Japanese (romaji): kammurikawasemi, kanmurikawasemi, kanmurikawasemi (cristatus guru-pu)
Japanese: カッムリカウァセミ, カンムリカワセミ, カンムリカワセミ (cristatus グループ), カンムリカワセミ(cristatus グループ)
Scientific: Alcedo cristata, Alcedo cristata cristata, Corythornis cristata, Corythornis cristatus, Corythornis cristatus [cristatus Group], Corythornis cristatus cristatus
Lithuanian: Malachitinis tulžys
Latvian: malahīta dzenītis
Dutch: Kleine Gekuifde Ijsvogel, Malachietijsvogel, Malachietijsvogel (cristatus groep)
Norwegian: Tiaraisfugl, tiaraisfugl (cristatus gr.)
Polish: Zimorodek czarnodzioby, zimorodek malachitowy, zimorodek malachitowy [gr. cristatus]
Portuguese: Pica-peixe-de-poupa
Portuguese (Portugal): guarda-rios-de-poupa [grupo cristatus], Pica-peixinho-de-poupa, Pica-peixinho-de-poupa [grupo cristatus]
Russian: Малахитовый зимородок, Малахитовый зимородок [группа cristatus]
Slovak: Rybárik chochlatý, rybárik chochlatý (skup.)
Slovenian: čopasti vodomec
Shona: Chinderera
Serbian: Malahitski vodomar, Malahitski vodomar [cristatus grupa]
Siswant: Sipholoti
Sotho, Southern: Seinoli
Swedish: Malakitkungsfiskare, malakitkungsfiskare [cristatus Group], malakitkungsfiskare [gruppen cristatus]
Swahili: Kizamiadagaa
Tswana: Mmatlhapi
Turkish: Tepeli Yalıçapkını, Tepeli Yalıçapkını [cristatus Grubu]
Tsonga: Tshololwana
Tatar: бүрекле яр чыпчыгы
Ukrainian: Рибалочка діадемовий
Xhosa: Isaxwila
Chinese: 冠翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 冠翠鳥
Zulu: iNhlunuyamanzi

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