Madagascar Pygmy-kingfisher (Ceyx madagascariensis) - HBW 6, p. 230
French: Martin-pêcheur malgache
Spanish: Martín Pigmeo Malgache
Other common names: Madagascar Rufous Kingfisher
Taxonomy: Alcedo madagascariensis Linnaeus, 1766, Madagascar.
Sometimes placed in Corythornis or Ispidina, but appears to be more closely related to Oriental Ceyx species than to African ones. Race dilutus often misspelt diluatus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766) - Madagascar except SW.
- dilutus (Benson, 1974) - Sakaraha, in arid SW of Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (ssp madagascariensis)
Guilcier 15 January 2012 1 year ago 5
Spotted on a clay bank on the road through Mantadia Nat'l Park.
Locality Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
Lee Hunter 11 October 2012 3 years ago 4.8
Bird in an hunting pose
Dubi Shapiro 27 October 2010 4 years ago 4.6
A bird on a mossy branch looking for prey
Locality Mantady Forest, Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (ssp madagascariensis)
Frederic Pelsy 4 October 2012 2 years ago 4.6
Got it at 2:30 when I searching lemurs.
Locality Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
bird.soong 21 September 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher sitting on a branch
Locality Mariarano, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
rachelpalfrey 28 June 2010 9 weeks ago 4