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Dwarf Kingfisher

Ispidina lecontei Cassin, 1856

The African Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx lecontei) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Uganda. This is the world's smallest kingfisher, at 9 grams (0.32 oz) and 10 centimetres (3.9 in). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Ispidina

Scientific:
  Ispidina lecontei

Citation:
  Cassin, 1856

Reference:
  Proc.Acad.Nat.Sci.Philadelphia p.158

Protonym:
  Ispidina Lecontei

Avibase ID:
  9BE54916EA869262

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/9BE54916

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 692712

Geographic range:

  • Ispidina lecontei lecontei: southwestern Nigeria and Cameroon to Gabon, and from the Congo Basin east to the western Rift Valley in southwestern Uganda and south to northern Angola
  • Ispidina lecontei ruficeps: west Africa, from Sierra Leone east to Ghana
English:
Dwarf Kingfisher
Catalan:
Blauet pigmeu cap-roig
Czech:
ledňáček nejmenší
Danish:
Sortpandet Dværgisfugl
German:
Braunkopf-Zwergfischer
Spanish:
Martín Pigmeo del Congo
Spanish (Spain):
Martín pigmeo del Congo
Finnish:
kääpiökalastaja
French:
Martin-pêcheur à tête rousse
Croatian:
patuljasti vodomar
Hungarian:
kongói törpejégmadár
Italian:
Martin pescatore nano
Japanese (romaji):
kobitokawasemi
Japanese:
コビトカワセミ
Lithuanian:
Afrikinis nykštukinis miškinis tulžys
Dutch:
Bruinkopdwergijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Knøttisfugl
Norwegian:
Knøttisfugl
Polish:
zimorodek karłowaty
Portuguese:
Guarda-rios-anão
Russian:
Карликовый зимородок
Slovak:
rybárik trpasličí
Serbian:
Crvenoglavi afrički patuljasti vodomar
Swedish:
dvärgkungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Рибалочка-крихітка африканський
Chinese:
红头小翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
矮三趾翠鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martin-pêcheur à tête rousse ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martin-pêcheur à tête rousse ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Myioceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Myioceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ceyx lecontei) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Dwarf-kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Corythornis lecontei) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Myioceyx lecontei [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Myioceyx lecontei [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Myioceyx lecontei [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Dwarf Kingfisher ( Ispidina lecontei) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ceyx lecontei [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Ispidina lecontei [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Blauet pigmeu cap-roig, Blauet pigmeu de cap vermell
Czech: Lednácek nejmenší, ledňáček nejmenší
Danish: Sortpandet Dværgisfugl
German: Blutfasan, Braunkopfzwer-Fischer, Braunkopf-Zwergfischer, Waldfischer
English: African Dwarf Kingfisher, African Dwarf-kingfisher, Black-fronted Pygmy Kingfisher, Dwarf Kingfisher, Red-headed Dwarf Kingfisher, Uganda Dwarf Kingfisher
English, HBW: African Dwarf-kingfisher
English (IOC): African Dwarf Kingfisher
English (United States): African Dwarf Kingfisher
Esperanto: Nana alciono
Spanish: Martín Pescador Enano Africano, Martín Pigmeo del Congo
Spanish (Spain): Martín pigmeo del Congo
Spanish (HBW): African Dwarf Kingfisher
Estonian: kääbus-jäälind
Finnish: Kääpiökalastaja
French: Martin-pêcheur à tête marron, Martin-pêcheur à tête rousse, Petit Martin-chasseur à tête cha, Petit Martin-chasseur à tête chataine, Petit Martin-chasseur à tête châtaine
Croatian: patuljasti vodomar
Hungarian: kongói törpejégmadár
Italian: Martin pescatore nano, Martin pescatore nano africano
Japanese (romaji): kobitokawasemi
Japanese: コビトカウァセミ, コビトカワセミ
Scientific: Ceyx lecontei, Corythornis lecontei, Ispidina lecontei, Ispidina lecontei lecontei, Ispidina lecontei ruficeps, Ispidina lecontei ugandae, Myioceyx lecontei, Myioceyx ruficeps ugandae
Lithuanian: Afrikinis nykštukinis miškinis tulžys
Dutch: Bruinkopdwergijsvogel, Bruinkop-dwergijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Knøttisfugl
Norwegian: Knøttisfugl
Polish: zimorodek karlowaty, zimorodek karłowaty
Portuguese: Guarda-rios-anão
Portuguese (Portugal): guarda-rios-anão
Russian: Африканский карликовый лесной зимородок, Гудфеллов лесной зимородок, Карликовый зимородок
Slovak: rybárik trpasličí
Slovenian: gozdni vodomček
Serbian: Crvenoglavi afrički patuljasti vodomar
Swedish: afrikansk dvärgkungsfiskare, dvärgkungsfiskare, Svartpannad pygmékungsfiskare
Turkish: Leconte küçük yalıçapkını
Ukrainian: Рибалочка-крихітка африканський
Chinese: 红头小翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 矮三趾翠鳥

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