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
Female on perch above pond
Locality La Mesa Ecopark, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines (ssp cyanopectus)
Djop Tabaranza 28 February 2015 27 weeks ago 4.7
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 3 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago 3.3