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

Least Concern




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Intertaxon relationships

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Included taxa

Number of records: 7

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

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

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

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Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22683027]

Bird Life [] [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
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 Australian Faunal Directory [8b0a1728-aa45-4a27-8327-dd568ce5eae6]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Alcedo atthis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2015
EN Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [55801]

del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Alcedo atthis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
DE Zootier-Lexikon [3570:eisvogel-alcedo-atthis&Itemid=152]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 2 December 2018
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 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
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Alcedo atthis]
Data retrieved on: 26 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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