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Shovel-billed Kookaburra

Clytoceyx rex Sharpe, RB 1880

The shovel-billed kookaburra, also known as the shovel-billed kingfisher, is a large, approximately 33 cm (13 in) long, dark brown tree kingfisher with a heavy, short, and broad bill that is unique among the kingfishers. It has a dark head with a rufous stripe behind the eyes, a white throat, a rufous neck collar and underparts, a bright blue rump, brown iris, brownish-black bill with paler mandible, and pale feet. Both sexes are similar in appearance, but are easily recognized from the colour of the tail. The male has a dark bluish tail while female's is rufous. The juvenile has a female-like plumage with scale-patterned feathers. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
   Clytoceyx
Scientific:
  Clytoceyx rex


Original description

Citation:
  Sharpe, RB 1880

Reference:
   Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5), 6 p.231

Protonym:
  Clytoceyx rex

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/25170456


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CCA68E330CCA11D5

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CCA68E33

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CCA68E33


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554578

Geographic range:

  • Clytoceyx rex: New Guinea (primarily in hills and adjacent lowlands)
English:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra
Catalan:
Alció bec d'esclop
Czech:
ledňáček širokozobý
Danish:
Kongeisfugl
German:
Froschschnabelliest
Spanish:
Martín Cazador Picopala
Spanish (Spain):
Martín cazador picopala
Finnish:
lapiokalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur bec-en-cuillère
Croatian:
debelokljuni vodomar
Hungarian:
gilisztaevő jégmadár
Icelandic:
Mokþyrill
Italian:
Kookaburra becco a pala
Japanese (romaji):
hashibutokawasemi
Japanese:
ハシブトカワセミ
Lithuanian:
Plačiasnapis tulžys
Dutch:
Kikkerbekijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Plogkokaburra
Norwegian:
Plogkokaburra
Polish:
kukabura szuflodzioba
Portuguese:
cucaburra-bico-de-pá
Russian:
Лягушкоротая кукабара
Slovak:
kukabura lyžicozobá
Swedish:
skovelnäbbskungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Альціон товстодзьобий
Chinese:
铲嘴翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
鍬嘴翠鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martin-chasseur bec-en-cuillère ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martin-chasseur bec-en-cuillère ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Alció bec d'esclop
Czech: ledňáček širokozobý, Lednácek šírozobý
Danish: Kongeisfugl
German: Froschschnabel, Froschschnabelliest, Froschschnabel-Liest
English: Emperor Kingfisher, Shovel billed Kookaburra, Shovel-billed Kingfisher, Shovel-billed Kookaburra
English, HBW: Shovel-billed Kingfisher
English (IOC): Shovel-billed Kookaburra
English (United States): Shovel-billed Kookaburra
Esperanto: Larĝbeka kukabarao
Spanish: Martín Cazador Picopala, Martín Pescador de Pico de Pala
Spanish (Spain): Martín cazador picopala
Spanish (HBW): Shovel-billed Kookaburra
Estonian: hiidnokk-safiirlind
Finnish: Lapiokalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur bec-en-cuillère
Croatian: debelokljuni vodomar
Hungarian: gilisztaevő jégmadár
Indonesian: Raja udang paruh sendok, Raja-udang paruh-sekop, Rajaudang Paruh-sekop
Icelandic: Mokþyrill
Italian: Kookaburra becco a pala, Martin pescatore becco a pala
Japanese (romaji): hashibutokawasemi
Japanese: ハシブトカワセミ
Kirghiz: падышалык чабакчыл
Scientific: Clytoceyx rex, Clytoceyx rex rex, Dacelo rex, Dacelo rex rex
Lithuanian: Plačiasnapis tulžys
Dutch: Bergijsvogel, Kikkerbekijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Plogkokaburra
Norwegian: Plogkokaburra
Polish: kukabura szuflodzioba, lowiec szuflodzioby, łowiec szuflodzioby
Portuguese: cucaburra-bico-de-pá
Portuguese (Portugal): cucaburra-bico-de-pá
Russian: Королевский зимородок, Лягу шкоротый зимородок, Лягушкоротая кукабара, Лягушкоротый зимородок
Slovak: kukabura lyžicozobá
Slovenian: žabjekljunec
Swedish: Skovelnäbbskookaburra, skovelnäbbskungsfiskare
Turkish: Kürek gagalı kukabura
Tatar: затлы яр чыпчыгы
Ukrainian: Альціон товстодзьобий
Chinese: 铲嘴翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 鍬嘴翠鳥

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