Principe Kingfisher (Alcedo nais) - HBW 6, p. 233
French: Martin-pêcheur de Principé
Spanish: Martín Pescador de Príncipe
Taxonomy: Alcedo Nais Kaup, 1848, Príncipe.
Has been regarded as conspecific with either A. leucogaster or A. cristata; seems closer to former in habits and habitat, but more similar to latter in certain aspects of its plumage; given complete uncertainty as to whether it is actually closer to one or the other, probably best tentatively regarded as a distinct species, though further study needed to clarify this. Monotypic
Distribution: Príncipe, in Gulf of Guinea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A male bird perched on a twig.
Locality Bom Bom Resort, Principe, São Tomé and Principe (Monotypic species)
Ian Fulton 25 July 2010 2 years ago 3.5
Adult perched with bill raised in display to the other member of the pair.
Locality Principe, São Tomé and Principe
Nik Borrow 17 August 2009 3 years ago 3
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