Coraciiformes

Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

HBW 6, p. 130

  • Small to medium-sized, compact birds with long, straight and dagger-like bill, short legs and often with bright plumage colours.
  • Cosmopolitan.
  • Mostly forest or woodland, often by water, some in open woodland away from water, one in desert scrub.
  • 17 genera, 92 species, 315 taxa.
  • 10 species threatened; 2 subspecies extinct since 1600.
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17 genera, 92 species

2790 files covering
17 genera (100%)
87 species (95%)

 

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17 genera (100%)
79 species (86%)
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17 genera (100%)
87 species (95%)
    123 sound recordings covering
16 genera (94%)
52 species (57%)
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