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Shovel-billed Kookaburra

Dacelo rex Sharpe, 1880

The Shovel-billed Kookaburra (Clytoceyx rex), 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 rufous stripe behind eye, a white throat, rufous neck collar and underparts, bright blue rump, brown iris, brownish-black bill with paler mandible (entire bill often appears brownish due to earth) and pale feet. Both sexes are similar in appearance, but are easily recognized from the color 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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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Dacelo

Scientific:
  Dacelo rex

Citation:
  Sharpe, 1880

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

Protonym:
  Clytoceyx rex

Avibase ID:
  CCA68E330CCA11D5

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

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554578

Geographic range:

  • Dacelo rex: New Guinea (primarily in hills and adjacent lowlands)
English:
Shovel-billed Kookaburra
Czech:
ledňáček širokozobý
German:
Froschschnabelliest
Danish:
Kongeisfugl
Spanish:
Martín Cazador Picopala
Finnish:
lapiokalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur bec-en-cuillère
Icelandic:
Mokþyrill
Italian:
Kookaburra becco a pala
Japanese:
hashibutokawasemi
Japanese:
ハシブトカワセミ
Dutch:
Kikkerbekijsvogel
Norwegian:
Plogkokaburra
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Plogkokaburra
Polish:
lowiec szuflodzioby
Russian:
Лягу шкоротый зимородок
Slovak:
kukabura lyžicozobá
Swedish:
skovelnäbbskungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Альціон товстодзьобий
Chinese:
铲嘴翠鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Dacelo rex) [version 1]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 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]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Shovel-billed Kingfisher ( Clytoceyx rex) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Clytoceyx rex [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
Shovel-billed Kookaburra ( Clytoceyx 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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Other synonyms


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 (IOC): Shovel-billed Kookaburra
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
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: hashibutokawasemi
Japanese: ハシブトカワセミ
Scientific: Clytoceyx rex, Clytoceyx rex rex, Dacelo rex
Lithuanian: Plačiasnapis tulžys
Dutch: Bergijsvogel, Kikkerbekijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Plogkokaburra
Norwegian: Plogkokaburra
Polish: kukabura szuflodzioba, lowiec szuflodzioby, łowiec szuflodzioby
Russian: Королевский зимородок, Лягу шкоротый зимородок, Лягушкоротый зимородок
Slovak: kukabura lyžicozobá
Slovenian: žabjekljunec
Swedish: Skovelnäbbskookaburra, skovelnäbbskungsfiskare
Ukrainian: Альціон товстодзьобий
Chinese: 铲嘴翠鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 鍬嘴翠鳥

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