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Common Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Scientific synonyms

Gracula atthis Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= European Kingfisher
= Kingfisher
= Kingfischer

Least Concern LC

Images

Alcedo atthis - Common Kingfisher

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Alcedo atthis - Common Kingfisher

Author: Jiří Bohdal

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

Author: Milan Kořínek

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

Author: Milan Kořínek

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis ispida - North-western Common Kingfisher

Author: Milan Kořínek

Alcedo atthis - Common Kingfisher

Author: Jan Jindra

Alcedo atthis - Common Kingfisher

Author: Jiří Jech

nest

skull

Alcedo atthis - Common Kingfisher

Author: Pavel Zuber

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Intertaxon relationships

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

subspecies Alcedo atthis atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Alcedo atthis atthis

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

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

Alcedo atthis taprobana


Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22683027]

Bird Life [http://www.birdlife.org] [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 [http://www.faunaeur.org] [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 [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Alcedo atthis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 7 February 2015
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 4 December 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [https://www.hbw.com/], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Alcedo atthis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
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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