Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) - HBW 6, p. 235
French: Martin-pêcheur à poitrine bleue
Spanish: Martín Pescador Pechiazul
Other common names: Blue-breasted/Dwarf River/Philippine Pectoral Kingfisher
Taxonomy: Ceyx cyano-pectus Lafresnaye, 1840, Luzon.
Sometimes placed in the genus Ceyx. Forms a superspecies with A. argentata. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cyanopectus (Lafresnaye, 1840) - Luzon, Polillo, Catanduanes, Mindoro, Marinduque, Sibuyan, Masbate and Ticao (N Philippines).
- nigrirostris (Bourns & Worcester, 1894) - Panay, Negros and Cebu (C Philippines).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Back view of a male Indigo-banded Kingfisher in one of Manila's water reservoirs.
Locality Ipo Dam, Bulacan Province, Luzon, Philippines
Adri Constantino 18 December 2010 1 year ago 4.3
Female IBK by on the rock by the stream.
Locality Majayjay, Laguna Province, Luzon, Philippines (Monotypic species)
Irene Dy 13 July 2012 44 weeks ago 4
A male on a stone near a river
Locality Mount Makiling National Park, Laguna Province, Luzon, Philippines (ssp cyanopectus)
Frederic Pelsy 22 March 2013 7 weeks ago 3.3