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
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 30 weeks ago 4.7
Bird in an hunting pose
Dubi Shapiro 27 October 2010 1 year ago 4.6
Perched sideways on a branch.
Locality Mantady Forest, Andasibe (Perinet)-Mantadia National Park, Toamasina Province, Madagascar (ssp madagascariensis)
Nick Athanas 16 November 2010 2 years ago 4
Adult perched on a brach inside the forest
Locality Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar (ssp madagascariensis)
ALBERTO GARCIA RIOS 1 September 2007 4 years ago 3.9
Hiding in the undergrowth
Locality Masoala National Park, Madagascar
Smoghead 10 March 2010 20 weeks ago 3.5