Shining-blue Kingfisher

Alcedo quadribrachys - Martin-pêcheur azuré

Martin-pêcheur azuré
adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Coraciiformes

  • Family
    :

    Alcédinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alcedo

  • Species
    :

    quadribrachys

Descriptor

Bonaparte, 1850

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 32 à 40 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Martin-pêcheur azuré
adult
Martin-pêcheur azuré
adult

Shining-blue Kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Alcedo quadribrachys quadribrachys (Senegal and Gambia to wc Nigeria)
  • Alcedo quadribrachys guentheri (s Nigeria to Kenya, nw Zambia amd n Angola)

Foreign names

  • Martin-pêcheur azuré,
  • Martín pescador brillante,
  • pica-peixe-azul,
  • Schillereisvogel,
  • Schiller-jégmadár,
  • Glansijsvogel,
  • Martin pescatore blu,
  • blåryggig kungsfiskare,
  • Indigoisfugl,
  • rybárik lesklý,
  • ledňáček třpytivý,
  • Blårygget Isfugl,
  • hohtosinikalastaja,
  • blauet lluent,
  • zimorodek lśniący,
  • bleščeči vodomec,
  • Бирюзовый зимородок,
  • ルリハシグロカワセミ,
  • 闪蓝翠鸟,
  • 閃藍翠鳥,

Voice song and cries

Martin-pêcheur azuré
adult

Habitat

Martin-pêcheur azuré
adult

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tid

e Level ; Savanna : Dry ; 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 : Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Excavations (open)

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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published: - Updated: 20-11-2005
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