Malachite Kingfisher

Corythornis cristatus - Martin-pêcheur huppé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Corythornis

  • Species
    :

    cristatus

Descriptor

Pallas, 1764

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 13 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 12 à 18 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Corythornis cristatus galeritus (Senegal to Ghana.)
  • Corythornis cristatus nais (Príncipe)
  • Corythornis cristatus thomensis (São Tomé)
  • Corythornis cristatus cristatus (Nigeria E to w Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, and S to S Angola, N Namibia and Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.)
  • Corythornis cristatus stuartkeithi (e Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia)

Foreign names

  • Martin-pêcheur huppé,
  • Martín Pescador Malaquita,
  • Pica-peixe-de-poupa,
  • Haubenzwergfischer,
  • malachit jégmadár,
  • Malachietijsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore malachite,
  • Malakitkungsfiskare,
  • Tiaraisfugl,
  • rybárik chochlatý,
  • ledňáček modropláštíkový,
  • Malakitisfugl,
  • malakiittikalastaja,
  • Kuifkopvisvanger,
  • blauet malaquita,
  • zimorodek malachitowy,
  • malahīta dzenītis,
  • Малахитовый зимородок,
  • カンムリカワセミ,
  • 冠翠鸟,
  • 冠翠鳥,

Voice song and cries

Martin-pêcheur huppé
adult

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Shrub Dominated Wetlands, Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Excavations (open), Wastewater Treatment Areas, Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels), Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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