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White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, West Asia east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Halcyon

Scientific:
  Halcyon smyrnensis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.116

Protonym:
  Alcedo smyrnensis

Avibase ID:
  B30B6781677CE7D4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B30B6781

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554585

Geographic range:

  • Halcyon smyrnensis smyrnensis: Arabian Peninsula to Caucasus Mountains and nw India
  • Halcyon smyrnensis fusca: W India and Sri Lanka
  • Halcyon smyrnensis saturatior: Andaman Islands
  • Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra: Myanmar to Malay Peninsula and Indochina
  • Halcyon smyrnensis fokiensis: S and e China; Hainan and Taiwan
English:
White-throated Kingfisher
Czech:
ledňáček hnědohlavý
German:
Braunliest
Danish:
Smyrnaisfugl
Spanish:
Alción de Esmirna
Finnish:
smyrnankalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur de Smyrne
Icelandic:
Tyrkjaþyrill
Italian:
Martin pescatore di Smirne
Japanese:
aoshoubin
Japanese:
アオショウビン
Dutch:
Smyrnaijsvogel
Norwegian:
Kastanjeisfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kastanjeisfugl
Polish:
lowiec krasnodzioby
Portuguese:
Guarda-rios-de-papo-branco
Russian:
Красноклювая альциона
Slovak:
rybárikovec hnedohlavý
Swedish:
Smyrnakungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Альціон білогрудий
Chinese:
白胸翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
White-throated Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon smyrnensis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Halcyon [smyrnensis or gularis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Arabic: القرلى أبيض الصدر
Azerbaijani: Qırmızıdimdik balıqçıl
Bulgarian: Белогръдо земеродно рибарче
Bengali: ধলাগলা মাছরাঙা
Catalan: Alció d'Esmirna
Czech: ledňáček hnědohlavý
Danish: Smyrnaisfugl
German: Braunliest
Greek: Σμυρναλκυόνη
Greek (Cypriot): Σμυρνονέρουππος
English: Smyrna Kingfisher, White-breasted Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher
English (IOC): White-throated Kingfisher (White-throated)
English (Philippines): Smyrna Kingfisher
Spanish: Alción de Esmirna, Alción Filipino
Spanish (Spain): Alción Filipino
Spanish (HBW): Alción filipino
Estonian: ruske-safiirlind
Persian: ماهی‌خورک سینه‌سفید
Finnish: smyrnankalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur de Smyrne
Hebrew: לבן חזה, שלדג לבן חזה
Hindi: Meenkotti
Croatian: Bjeloprsi vodomar
Hungarian: barna halkapó
Indonesian: Burung Cekakak Belukar, Cekakak Belukar
Icelandic: Tyrkjaþyrill
Italian: Martin pescatore di Smirne
Japanese: ao shōbin, aoshoubin
Japanese: アオショウビン
Japanese (Kanji): 青翡翠
Scientific: Alcedo smyrnensis, Halcyon smyrnensis, Halcyon smyrnensis smyrnensis
Lithuanian: Raudonsnapis halcionas
Latvian: baltkrūšu dzenītis
Malayalam: മീൻകൊത്തിച്ചാത്തൻ, മീന്‍കൊത്തി ചാത്തന്‍ 
Malay: Burung Pekaka Belukar, Burung Pekaka Dada Putih, Burung Pekaka Dusun
Dutch: Smyrnaijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kastanjeisfugl
Norwegian: Kastanjeisfugl
Polish: lowiec krasnodzioby
Pinyin: bái-xiōng fěicuì, bái-xiōng yú-gǒu, cāng fěicuì, cāng-fěi-niǎo, cuì-bì-niǎo, cuì-máo-niǎo, yú-gǒu, yú-hǔ
Portuguese: Guarda-rios-de-papo-branco
Portuguese (Portugal): Guarda-rios-de-papo-branco
Russian: Зимородок красноносый, Красноклювая альциона
Sindhi: ډب يٌه ٻًٍ وٓ يٍ ٴٕى ي
Slovak: rybárikovec hnedohlavý
Slovenian: izmirski gozdomec
Serbian: Belogrudi vodomar
Swedish: Smyrnakungsfiskare, smyrnakungsfiskare (smyrnensis)
Tamil: Venthondai Meenkothi
Thai: นกกระเต็นอกขาว, นกกะเต็นอกขาว, นกกินปลาอกขาว
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-ten òk-kʰăaw, nók kin-plaa òk-kʰăaw, nók krà-ten òk-kʰăaw
Turkish: izmir Yalıçapkını, İzmir Yalıçapkını
Ukrainian: Альціон білогрудий
Vietnamese: Chim Sả đầu nâu, Sả đầu nâu
Chinese: 白胸翡翠, 白胸鱼狗, 翠毛鸟, 翠碧鸟, 苍翡鸟, 鱼狗, 鱼虎
Chinese (Traditional): 白胸翡翠, 白胸魚狗, 翠毛鳥, 翠碧鳥, 蒼翡翠, 蒼翡鳥, 魚狗, 魚虎
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 蒼翡翠
Chinese (Taiwan): 苍翡翠

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