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Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus (Vigors, NA; Horsfield, T 1827)

The sacred kingfisher is a medium-sized woodland kingfisher that occurs in mangroves, woodlands, forests and river valleys in Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the western Pacific. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
   Todiramphus
Scientific:
  Todiramphus sanctus


Original description

Citation:
  (Vigors, NA; Horsfield, T 1827)

Reference:
   Trans. Linn. Soc. London (1), 15(1826) p.206

Protonym:
  Halcyon sanctus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/778452


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  874DB2116D50A804

Avibase ID:
  avibase-874DB211

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/874DB211


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 692705

Geographic range:

  • Todiramphus sanctus sanctus: Australia to Solomon Islands; winters to New Guinea
  • Todiramphus sanctus [vagans or norfolkiensis]: New Zealand, Norfolk, Lord Howe and Kermadec islands
  • Todiramphus sanctus canacorum: New Caledonia and Isle of Pines
  • Todiramphus sanctus macmillani: Loyalty Islands
  • Todiramphus sanctus vitiensis: Fiji (Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Viti Levu, Ovalau, Koro, and Gau)
  • Todiramphus sanctus eximius: Fiji (Kadavu, Ono and Vanua Kula)
  • Todiramphus sanctus regina: Futuna (Wallis and Futuna, central Polynesia)
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English:
Sacred Kingfisher
Catalan:
Alció sagrat
Czech:
ledňáček posvátný
Danish:
Hellig Isfugl
German:
Götzenliest
Spanish:
Alción Sagrado
Finnish:
pyhimyskalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur sacré
Hungarian:
szent halción
Italian:
Martin pescatore sacro
Japanese (romaji):
hijirishoubin
Japanese:
ヒジリショウビン
Lithuanian:
Šventasis todiramfas
Dutch:
Heilige IJsvogel
Norwegian:
Maskaraisfugl
Polish:
łowczyk czczony
Russian:
Священная альциона
Slovak:
rybárikovec posvätný
Swedish:
Inlandskungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Альціон священний
Chinese:
白眉翡翠
Chinese (Traditional):
白眉翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Sacred Kingfisher ( Todiramphus sanctus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Todiramphus [sanctus or recurvirostris] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bengali: ঩চফত্র ভাছযাঙা
Bengali (transliteration): pabitra mācharāṅā*
Catalan: Alció sagrat
Czech: ledňáček posvátný
Danish: Hellig Isfugl
German: Götzenliest
English: Sacred Kingfisher
Esperanto: sankta alciono
Spanish: Alción Sagrado
Estonian: lõuna-safiirlind
Finnish: pyhimyskalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur sacré
Hungarian: szent halción
Indonesian: Cekakak Australia
Italian: Martin pescatore sacro
Japanese (romaji): hijirishoubin
Japanese: ヒジリショウビン
Kirghiz: ыйык чабакчыл
Scientific: Alcedo cyanea, Halcyon sancta, Halcyon sanctus, Todiramphus sanctus, Todiramphus sanctus sanctus
Lithuanian: Šventasis todiramfas
Maori: kotare, kōtare
Dutch: Heilige IJsvogel
Norwegian: Maskaraisfugl
Polish: łowczyk czczony
Russian: Священная альциона
Slovak: rybárikovec posvätný
Swedish: Inlandskungsfiskare
Tatar: изге яр чыпчыгы
Ukrainian: Альціон священний
Chinese: 白眉翡翠
Chinese (Traditional): 白眉翡翠

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