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Red-backed Kingfisher

Todiramphus pyrrhopygius (Gould, J 1841)

The red-backed kingfisher is a species of kingfisher in the subfamily Halcyoninae, also known as tree kingfishers. It is a predominantly blue-green and white bird with a chestnut rump. It is found across the continent of Australia, mainly inhabiting the drier regions. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, J 1841)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London (1840), Pt8 no.92 p. 113

Protonym:
  Halcyon pyrrhopygia

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30571550


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F103AAE16D092DA4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F103AAE1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F103AAE1


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 692711

Geographic range:

  • Todiramphus pyrrhopygius: Australia (except sw and e, from s Queensland to se S Australia)
English:
Red-backed Kingfisher
Catalan:
Alció de carpó vermell
Czech:
ledňáček červenokostřecový
Danish:
Ørkenisfugl
German:
Rotbürzelliest
Spanish:
Alción Culirrojo
Spanish (Spain):
Alción Culirrojo
Finnish:
ruosteperäkalastaja
French:
Martin-chasseur à dos de feu
Croatian:
prugastokapi vodomar
Hungarian:
vöröshasú halción
Italian:
Martin pescatore dorsorosso
Japanese (romaji):
koshiakashoubin
Japanese:
コシアカショウビン
Lithuanian:
Rusvanugaris todiramfas
Dutch:
Roodrugijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Rustgumpisfugl
Norwegian:
Rustgumpisfugl
Polish:
łowczyk rdzaworzytny
Portuguese:
martim-caçador-de-dorso-rubro
Portuguese (Portugal):
guarda-rios-de-dorso-ruivo
Russian:
Красноспинная альциона
Slovak:
rybárikovec hrdzavochrbtý
Serbian:
Vodomar crvenih leđa
Swedish:
rostgumpad kungsfiskare
Ukrainian:
Альціон рудогузий
Chinese:
红背翡翠
Chinese (Traditional):
紅背翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 2023 (May 2023):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v7 (Dec 2022):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v8 (Dec 2023):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Martin-chasseur à dos de feu ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Martin-chasseur à dos de feu ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Halcyon pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2023:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Halcyon pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
eBird version 2023:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Halcyon pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Halcyon pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.2:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Halcyon pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Halcyon pyrrhopygia [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Halcyon pyrrhopygia [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Halcyon pyrrhopygia [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygia) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Red-backed Kingfisher ( Todiramphus pyrrhopygius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Todiramphus pyrrhopygius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Todiramphus pyrrhopygius [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: রারচ঩ঠ ভাছযাঙা
Bengali (transliteration): lālapiṭha mācharāṅā*
Catalan: Alció de carpó vermell
Czech: Lednácek cervenohrbetý, ledňáček červenokostřecový
Danish: Ørkenisfugl
German: Rotbürzelliest
English: Golden Kingfisher, Red backed Kingfisher, Red-backed Kingfisher, Red-rumped Kingfisher
English, HBW: Red-backed Kingfisher
English (IOC): Red-backed Kingfisher
English (United States): Red-backed Kingfisher
Esperanto: Ruĝpuga arbalciono
Spanish: Alción Culirrojo, Alción de Lomo Rojo
Spanish (Spain): Alción Culirrojo
Spanish (HBW): Red-backed Kingfisher
Estonian: kõnnu-safiirlind
Finnish: Ruosteperäkalastaja
French: Martin-chasseur à dos de feu
Croatian: prugastokapi vodomar
Hungarian: vöröshasú halción
Italian: Martin pescatore dorsorosso, Martin pescatore groppone rosso
Japanese (romaji): koshiakashoubin
Japanese: コシアカショウビン
Scientific: Halcyon pyrrhopygia, Todiramphus pyrrhopygia, Todiramphus pyrrhopygius, Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia, Todirhamphus pyrrhopygius
Lithuanian: Rusvanugaris todiramfas
Dutch: Roodrugijsvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Rustgumpisfugl
Norwegian: Rødryggisfugl, Rustgumpisfugl
Polish: łowczyk rdzaworzytny, lowiec rdzaworzytny, łowiec rdzaworzytny
Portuguese: martim-caçador-de-dorso-rubro
Portuguese (Portugal): guarda-rios-de-dorso-ruivo
Russian: Краснопоясная альциона, Красноспинная альциона
Slovak: Rybárik červenotrtáčový, rybárikovec hrdzavochrbtý
Slovenian: puščavski gozdomec
Serbian: Vodomar crvenih leđa
Swedish: Rostgumpad kungsfiskare
Turkish: Kırmızı belli yalıçapkını
Ukrainian: Альціон рудогузий
Chinese: 红背翡翠
Chinese (Traditional): 紅背翡翠

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