Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Kofiau Paradise-kingfisher (Tanysiptera ellioti) - HBW 6, p. 193

French: Martin-chasseur de Kofiau German: Elliotliest Spanish: Alción Colilargo de la Kofiau
Other common names: Elliot’s Paradise-kingfisher/Racquet-tail

Taxonomy: Tanysiptera ellioti Sharpe, 1870, no locality = Kofiau Island.
Forms a superspecies with T. galatea, T. riedelii and T. carolinae; commonly regarded as conspecific with the first two, but morphological differences, combined with geographical isolation, support treatment as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Kofiau I (W Papuan Is).

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