Taxon profile


Common Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Coraciiformes »  family Alcedinidae - river kingfishers »  genus Alcedo - kingfisher

Scientific synonyms

Gracula atthis Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= European Kingfisher
= Kingfisher
= Kingfischer

IUCN category:Least Concern



Intertaxon relationships

Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Alcedo atthis atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)
subspecies Alcedo atthis bengalensis Gmelin, 1788

Alcedo atthis bengalensis

subspecies Alcedo atthis floresiana Sharpe, 1892
subspecies Alcedo atthis hispidoides Lesson, 1837
subspecies Alcedo atthis ispida Linnaeus, 1758 - North-western Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

subspecies Alcedo atthis salomonensis Rothschild & Hartert, 1905
subspecies Alcedo atthis taprobana O. Kleinschmidt, 1894

Alcedo atthis taprobana

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [8b0a1728-aa45-4a27-8327-dd568ce5eae6]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Alcedo atthis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2015
EN Bird Life 5.1 [1066]

Bird Life [] [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [97082]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 3.3 [] [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 April 2013
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ Hudec K. (2012): Slovník historických českých názvů ptáků [], Česká společnost ornitologická [as Alcedo atthis]
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Alcedo atthis]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Alcedo atthis]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Alcedo atthis]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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