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Rufous-backed Kingfisher

Ceyx rufidorsa Strickland, HE 1847

The oriental dwarf kingfisher, also known as the black-backed kingfisher or three-toed kingfisher, is a pocket-sized bird in the family Alcedinidae. This tropical kingfisher is a partial migrant that is endemic across much of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It resides in lowland forests, typically near streams or ponds, where it feeds upon insects, spiders, worms, crabs, fish, frogs, and lizards. This small bird is easily distinguishable from other birds in its range due to its red bill, yellow-orange underparts, lilac-rufous upperparts, and blue-black back. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
   Ceyx
Scientific:
  Ceyx rufidorsa


Original description

Citation:
  Strickland, HE 1847

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London Part 14 (1846) no.165 p.99

Protonym:
  Ceyx rufidorsa

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12862787#page/467/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2F51076C76584525

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2F51076C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2F51076C


Taxonomic Serial Number:

Geographic range:

  • Ceyx rufidorsa rufidorsa: Thai-Malay Peninsula, Greater and Lesser Sundas to w Philippines
  • Ceyx rufidorsa motleyi: Borneo and adjacent northern offshore islands
  • Ceyx rufidorsa capta: Nias I. (off nw Sumatra)
  • Ceyx rufidorsa jungei: Batu I. and Simeulue I. (off nw Sumatra)
English:
Rufous-backed Kingfisher
German:
Rotrücken-Zwergfischer
Spanish:
Martín Pigmeo Herrumbroso
Spanish (Spain):
Martín pigmeo herrumbroso
French:
Martin-pêcheur à dos roux
Japanese:
セアカミツユビカワセミ
Dutch:
Ceyx rufidorsa
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudryggisfugl
Norwegian:
rødryggisfugl
Polish:
zimorodek rdzawogrzbiety
Slovak:
rybárik hrdzavochrbtý
Swedish:
rostryggig dvärgkungsfiskare
Chinese (Traditional):
赤背三趾翠鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rufous-backed Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black-backed Kingfisher [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa] ( Ceyx erithaca [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black-backed Kingfisher [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa] ( Ceyx erithaca [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black-backed Kingfisher [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa] ( Ceyx erithaca [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black-backed Kingfisher [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa] ( Ceyx erithaca [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Rufous-backed Kingfisher [incl. mottleyi] ( Ceyx rufidorsa [incl. mottleyi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rufous-backed Kingfisher [incl. mottleyi] ( Ceyx rufidorsa [incl. mottleyi])
Clements, version 2021:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rufous-backed Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rufous-backed Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Rufous-backed Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Rufous-backed Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx rufidorsa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ceyx erithaca motleyi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Ceyx [erithaca or rufidorsa] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


German: Rotrücken-Zwergfischer
English: Black-backed Kingfisher [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa], Rufous-backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher, Rufous-backed Kingfisher, Rufous-backed Kingfisher [incl. mottleyi]
English (Bangladesh): Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher (Oriental Dwarf-Kingfisher)
English, HBW: Oriental Dwarf-kingfisher (Rufous-backed)
English (IOC): Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Rufous-backed)
English (Philippines): Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
English (United States): Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher
Esperanto: Ruĝdorsa alciono
Spanish: Martín Pigmeo Herrumbroso, Martín Pigmeo Oriental (rufidorsa)
Spanish (Spain): Martín pigmeo herrumbroso, Martín pigmeo oriental (rufidorsa)
Spanish (HBW): Rufous-backed Dwarf-Kingfisher
French: Martin-pêcheur à dos roux, Martin-pêcheur à dos roux [incl. mottleyi], Martin-pêcheur pourpré [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa]
Indonesian: Udang Punggung-merah
Japanese: セアカミツユビカワセミ
Scientific: Ceyx erithaca [motleyi, incl. rufidorsa], Ceyx erithaca motleyi, Ceyx erithacus motleyi, Ceyx rufidorsa, Ceyx rufidorsa [incl. mottleyi]
Dutch: Ceyx rufidorsa
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudryggisfugl
Norwegian: rødryggisfugl
Polish: zimorodek rdzawogrzbiety
Portuguese (Portugal): guarda-rios-pigmeu-de-dorso-ruivo
Slovak: rybárik hrdzavochrbtý
Swedish: rostryggig dvärgkungsfiskare
Thai: นกกระเต็นน้อยสามนิ้วหลังแดง, นกกะเต็นน้อยสามนิ้วหลังแดง
Turkish: Kızılca küçük yalıçapkını
Chinese (Traditional): 赤背三趾翠鳥

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