Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia) - HBW 6, p. 194
French: Martin-chasseur sylvain
Spanish: Alción Colilargo Silvia
Other common names: Australian/Long-tailed/Racquet-tailed/Silver-tailed/White-tailed Paradise-kingfisher, Australian Racquet-tail; Black-headed Paradise-kingfisher (nigriceps)
Taxonomy: Tanysiptera sylvia Gould, 1850, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Uralcyon. Race nigriceps (with leucura) sometimes treated as forming a separate species. Non-breeding visitors to New Guinea described as race mira, but inseparable from nominate. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leucura Neumann, 1915 - Umboi I (Bismarck Archipelago).
- nigriceps P. L. Sclater, 1877 - New Britain and Duke of York I.
- salvadoriana E. P. Ramsay, 1879 - SE New Guinea, from R Angabunga to R Kemp Welch.
- sylvia Gould, 1850 - NE Australia, from Cape York to Eurimbula; migrates to S & N New Guinea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Daintree, Queensland, Australia
Kevin B Agar 22 February 2012 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
Perched bird, dorsal view
Locality Julatten, Queensland, Australia
Chris and Megan Perkins 27 November 2007 4 years ago 4.2
A ventral view of a bird at Varirata.
Locality Varirata National Park, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp T.s.salvadoriana)
neil osborne 15 August 2010 8 weeks ago 3
A record shot through foliage at Pokili Wildlife Reserve. Ssp. nigriceps, sometimes treated as a seperate species, Black-capped
Locality Pokili Wildlife Management Area, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago (ssp nigriceps)
neil osborne 11 August 2010 8 weeks ago 2