Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Brown-headed Paradise-kingfisher (Tanysiptera danae) - HBW 6, p. 195

French: Martin-chasseur rose German: Braunmantelliest Spanish: Alción Colilargo Dánae
Other common names: Brown-backed Paradise-kingfisher, Ruddy Racquet-tail

Taxonomy: Tanysiptera Danae Sharpe, 1880, Milne Bay, New Guinea.
Forms a superspecies with T. nympha. Proposed race intensa (named from W of Dyke Acland Bay) invalid. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE New Guinea, from R Waria and R Aroa E to Alotau.