Mountain Kingfisher (Syma megarhyncha) - HBW 6, p. 226
French: Martin-chasseur montagnard
Spanish: Alción Montano
Other common names: Greater Yellow-billed/Mountain Yellow-billed Kingfisher
Taxonomy: Syma megarhyncha Salvadori, 1896, Moroka, New Guinea.
Genus sometimes merged into Halcyon, or occasionally even into Todiramphus. Forms a superspecies with S. torotoro, and there are some possible hybrids between the two species. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- wellsi Mathews, 1918 - W New Guinea, in Snow Mts and Weyland Mts.
- sellamontis Reichenow, 1919 - NE New Guinea, in mountains of Huon Peninsula.
- megarhyncha Salvadori, 1896 - C & SE New Guinea, from Sudirman Range to Owen Stanley Range.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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