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Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Halcyon malimbica (Shaw, 1812)
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Order:
  Coraciiformes
Family:
  Alcedinidae
Genus:
  Halcyon

Scientific:
  Halcyon malimbica

Citation:
  (Shaw, 1812)

Reference:
  Gen.Zool.[Shaw] 8 pt1 p.66

Protonym:
  Alcedo Malimbica

Avibase ID:
  0D8BDD356AF10B22

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0D8BDD35

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 554591

Geographic range:

  • Halcyon malimbica malimbica: Riverine woodlands of Cameroon to Uganda and Zambia
  • Halcyon malimbica forbesi: Sierra Leone to e Nigeria and extreme w Cameroon; Bioko I.
  • Halcyon malimbica torquata: S Senegambia and Guinea-Bissau to extreme w Mali
  • Halcyon malimbica dryas: Príncipe I. and (formerly) São Tomé I. (Gulf of Guinea)
Source: Clements checklist

Saozneg - RU:
  Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Tchekeg:
  ledňáček malimbijský
Alamaneg:
  Zügelliest
daneg:
  Malimbicaisfugl
Spagnoleg:
  Alción Pechiazul
Finneg:
  sinirintakalastaja
Galleg:
  Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue
Italianeg:
  Martin pescatore pettazzurro
Japaneg:
  aomuneshoubin
japaneg:
  アオムネショウビン
Nederlandeg:
  Teugelijsvogel
Norvegeg:
  Blåbrystisfugl
Poloneg:
  lowiec kamerunski
Portugaleg:
  Guarda-rios-de-peito-azul
Rusianeg:
  Синегрудая альциона
Sloveg:
  rybárikovec modroprsý
Svedeg:
  blåbröstad kungsfiskare
Sinaeg:
  蓝胸翡翠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Blue-breasted Kingfisher ( Halcyon malimbica) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Halcyon malimbica [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Halcyon malimbica [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Katalaneg: Alció de pit blau, Alció malímbic
Tchekeg: ledňáček malimbijský, Lednácek uzdickový
daneg: Malimbicaisfugl
Alamaneg: Zügelliest
Saozneg - RU: Black-winged Kingfisher, Blue breasted Kingfisher, Blue-breasted Kingfisher
English (IOC): Blue-breasted Kingfisher
English (Kenya): Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Spagnoleg: Alción de Pecho Azul, Alción Pechiazul
Spanish (Spain): Alción Pechiazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Estoneg: sinipugu-safiirlind
Finneg: Sinirintakalastaja
Galleg: Martin-chasseur à poitrine bleue, Martin-pêcheur à poitrine bleue
Hungareg: kékbegyű halcion
Italianeg: Martin pescatore pettazzurro
Japaneg: aomuneshoubin
japaneg: アオムネショウビン
latin: Alcedo Malimbica, Halcyon malimbica, Halcyon malimbica malimbica
lituaneg: Mėlynkrūtis halcionas
Nederlandeg: Teugelijsvogel
Norvegeg: Blåbrystisfugl
Norvegeg: Blåbrystisfugl
Poloneg: lowiec kamerunski, łowiec kameruński, Zimorodek kameruński
Portugaleg: Guarda-rios-de-peito-azul, Pica-peixe-de-peito-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): Pica-peixe-de-peito-azul
Rusianeg: Синегрудая альциона
Sloveg: rybárikovec modroprsý
Slovenieg: modroprsi gozdomec
Svedeg: Blåbröstad kungsfiskare
swahilieg: Kurea Kidari-buluu
Ukrainiek: Альціон блакитний
Sinaeg: 蓝胸翡翠
Chinese (Traditional): 藍胸翡翠

 

         

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