Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) - HBW 6, p. 235

French: Martin-pêcheur à poitrine bleue German: Blaubrustfischer 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).