White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis - Martin-chasseur de Smyrne

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Halcyon

  • Species
    :

    smyrnensis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 40 à 43 cm.
  • Weight
    : 85 à 88 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Halcyon smyrnensis smyrnensis (s Turkey to ne Egypt, Iraq to nw India)
  • Halcyon smyrnensis fusca (w India and Sri Lanka)
  • Halcyon smyrnensis perpulchra (Bhutan to e India, Indochina, the Malay Pen. and w Java)
  • Halcyon smyrnensis saturatior (Andaman Is.)
  • Halcyon smyrnensis fokiensis (s and e China, Taiwan and Hainan)
  • Halcyon smyrnensis gularis (Philippines)

Foreign names

  • Martin-chasseur de Smyrne,
  • Alción de Esmirna,
  • Guarda-rios-de-papo-branco,
  • Braunliest,
  • barna halkapó,
  • Smyrnaijsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore golabianca,
  • Smyrnakungsfiskare,
  • Kastanjeisfugl,
  • rybárikovec hnedohlavý,
  • ledňáček hnědohlavý,
  • Smyrnaisfugl,
  • smyrnankalastaja,
  • alció d'Esmirna,
  • Tyrkjaþyrill,
  • łowiec krasnodzioby,
  • baltkrūšu dzenītis,
  • izmirski gozdomec,
  • Красноносый зимородок,
  • Cekakak belukar,
  • アオショウビン,
  • 白胸翡翠,
  • นกกะเต็นอกขาว,
  • 蒼翡翠〔白胸翡翠〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : ; Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp ; Wetlands (inland) : ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands ; Marine Intertidal : ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Mud Flats and Salt Flats ; Artificial/Terrestrial : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Arable Land, Pastureland, Pastureland, Plantations, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas, Urban Areas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches, Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

Illustration

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