Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis - Martin-pêcheur pie

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ceryle

  • Species
    :

    rudis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 25 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 45 à 47 cm.
  • Weight
    : 70 à 110 g
Longevity

4 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Ceryle rudis syriacus (Turkey to Israel east to sw Iran)
  • Ceryle rudis rudis (Egypt and Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Ceryle rudis leucomelanurus (e Afghanistan through India to s China and n Indochina)
  • Ceryle rudis travancoreensis (sw India)
  • Ceryle rudis insignis (e and se China, Hainan I.)

Foreign names

  • Martin-pêcheur pie,
  • Martín Pescador Pío,
  • Guarda rios malhados,
  • Graufischer,
  • tarka halkapó,
  • Bonte IJsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore bianconero,
  • Gråfiskare,
  • Terneisfugl,
  • rybárec strakatý,
  • rybařík jižní,
  • Gråfisker,
  • kirjokalastaja,
  • alció garser,
  • Skjaldþyrill,
  • rybaczek srokaty,
  • raibais dzenītis,
  • črnobeli pasat,
  • Малый пегий зимородок,
  • ヒメヤマセミ,
  • 斑鱼狗,
  • นกกะเต็นปักหลัก,
  • 斑翡翠,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks, Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Excavations (open), Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels)

Geographic range

Illustration

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