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Blyth's Kingfisher

Alcedo hercules Laubmann, AL 1917

Blyth's kingfisher is the largest kingfisher in the genus Alcedo. Named for Edward Blyth, the species has also been known as Alcedo grandis and as the great blue kingfisher. Between 22 and 23 centimetres long, the kingfisher has deep rufous underparts with a blackish blue breast patch, and brilliant cobalt blue or azure upperparts, tinged with purple. The wings are a dark blackish green, with blue speckles and tips to some of the feathers. The bill of the male is entirely black, while the female has a dark red lower mandible. The species is distinguished from the similar blue-eared kingfisher and common kingfisher by its greater size, heavy black bill, and dark lores. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
   Alcedo
Scientific:
  Alcedo hercules


Original description

Citation:
  Laubmann, AL 1917

Reference:
   Verh. Orn. Gesell. Bayern 13 Heft1 p.105

Protonym:
  Alcedo hercules

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8754065


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  56A1C8E5B82959EF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-56A1C8E5

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/56A1C8E5


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554548


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Alcedo hercules: Sikkim to sw China, Myanmar, n Laos, n Vietnam and Hainan
English:
Blyth's Kingfisher
Catalan:
Blauet de Blyth
Czech:
ledňáček větší
Danish:
Herkulesisfugl
German:
Herkuleseisvogel
Spanish:
Martín Pescador Hércules
Spanish (Spain):
Martín Pescador Hércules
Finnish:
isokuningaskalastaja
French:
Martin-pêcheur de Blyth
Croatian:
veliki vodomar
Hungarian:
Blyth-jégmadár
Italian:
Martin pescatore di Blyth
Japanese (romaji):
ookawasemi
Japanese:
オオカワセミ
Lithuanian:
Didysis tulžys
Dutch:
Blyths IJsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Herkulesisfugl
Norwegian:
Herkulesisfugl
Polish:
zimorodek duży
Portuguese:
guarda-rios-grande
Russian:
Зимородок-геркулес
Slovak:
rybárik veľký
Serbian:
Blitov vodomar
Swedish:
herkuleskungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Рибалочка-геркулес
Chinese:
斑头大翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
斑頭大藍翠鳥


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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. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martin-pêcheur de Blyth ( Alcedo hercules)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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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 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 2017):
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Alcedo hercules
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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Species status: full species

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Bengali: ব্লাইদের মাছরাঙা, ব্লািআমদয ভাছযাঙা
Bengali (transliteration): blā'idēra mācharāṅā
Catalan: Blauet de Blyth
Czech: Lednácek vetší, ledňáček větší
Danish: Herkulesisfugl
German: Hercules-Eisvogel, Herkuleseisvogel
English: Blyth's Kingfisher, Great Blue Kingfisher
English, HBW: Blyth's Kingfisher
English (IOC): Blyth's Kingfisher
English (United States): Blyth's Kingfisher
Esperanto: Herkula alciono
Spanish: Martín Pescador de Hercules, Martín Pescador Hércules
Spanish (Spain): Martín Pescador Hércules
Spanish (HBW): Blyth's Kingfisher
Estonian: suur-jäälind
Finnish: Isokuningaskalastaja
French: Martin-pêcheur de Blyth
Croatian: veliki vodomar
Hungarian: Blyth-jégmadár
Italian: Martin pescatore di Blyth
Japanese (romaji): ō kawa-semi, ookawasemi
Japanese: オオカワセミ
Japanese (Kanji): 大川蝉, 大翡翠, 大魚狗
Scientific: Alcedo grandis, Alcedo hercules, Alcedo iredalei, Alcedo megalia
Lithuanian: Didysis tulžys
Nepali: मझौला माटीकोरे
Dutch: Blyth-ijsvogel, Blyths IJsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Herkulesisfugl
Norwegian: Herkulesisfugl
Polish: zimorodek duzy, zimorodek duży
Pinyin: bān-tóu dà cuì-niǎo
Portuguese: guarda-rios-grande
Portuguese (Portugal): guarda-rios-hércules
Russian: Большой голубой зимородок, Зимородок-геркулес
Slovak: rybárik veľký
Slovenian: veliki vodomec
Serbian: Blitov vodomar
Swedish: Herkuleskungsfiskare
Thai: นกกระเต็นเฮอคิวลิส, นกกะเต็นเฮอคิวลิส
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-ten hoee-kʰiw-lít, nók krà-ten hoee-kʰiw-lít
Turkish: Blyth yalıçapkını
Ukrainian: Рибалочка-геркулес
Vietnamese: Bồng chanh rừng, Chim Bồng chanh rừng
Chinese: 斑头大翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 斑頭大翠鳥, 斑頭大藍翠鳥

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