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Stork-billed Kingfisher

Pelargopsis capensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. This kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range. Source: Wikipedia




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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

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2B0E883A

Taxonomic 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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English:
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Czech:
ledňáček gurial
German:
Storchschnabelliest
Danish:
Blåvinget Storkenæbsisfugl
Spanish:
Alción Picocigüeña
Finnish:
sulttaanikalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur gurial
Italian:
Martin pescatore becco di cicogna
Japanese:
kouhashishoubin
Japanese:
コウハシショウビン
Dutch:
Ooievaarsbekijsvogel
Norwegian:
Storkenebbisfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Storkenebbisfugl
Polish:
lowiec niebieskoskrzydly
Russian:
Аистоклювый гуриал
Slovak:
rybárikovec gurial
Swedish:
storknäbbskungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Гуріал смарагдовокрилий
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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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):
Stork-billed Kingfisher ( Pelargopsis capensis) [version 1]
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 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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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 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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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 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 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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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):
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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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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
English (IOC): Stork-billed Kingfisher
Spanish: Alción Pico de Cigüeña, Alción Picocigüeña
Spanish (Spain): Alción Picocigüeña
Spanish (HBW): Stork-billed Kingfisher
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
Scientific: Alcedo capensis, Halcyon capensis, Pelargopsis capensis, Pelargopsis capensis capensis
Lithuanian: Gandrasnapis pelargopsis
Malayalam: കാക്ക  മീന്‍കൊത്തി, കാക്കമീൻകൊത്തി
Malay: Burung Buaya, Burung Pekaka Buaya, Burung Pekaka Emas, Burung Pekaka Paruh Besar, Pekaka Emas, Pekaka Paruh Pendek
Dutch: Ooievaarsbekijsvogel, Ooievaarssnavel, Ooievaarssnavel ijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Storkenebbisfugl
Norwegian: Storkenebbisfugl, Storknebbisfugl
Polish: lowiec niebieskoskrzydly, łowiec niebieskoskrzydły
Pinyin: guàn-zuǐ fěicuì
Russian: Аистоклювый гуриал, Аистоклювый зимородок
Slovak: rybárikovec gurial
Slovenian: obalni štorkljekljunec
Swedish: Storknäbbskungsfiskare
Tamil: Peria Alagu Meenkothi
Thai: กามกวม, นกกระเต็นใหญ่, นกกระเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา, นกกระเต็นช้าง, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา, นกกะเต็นใหญ่ธรรมดา, นกกำกวม, 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
Ukrainian: Гуріал смарагдовокрилий
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, 鸛嘴翡翠

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