Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Shining-blue Kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys) - HBW 6, p. 237

French: Martin-pêcheur azuré German: Schillereisvogel Spanish: Martín Pescador Brillante
Other common names: Shining Kingfisher

Taxonomy: Alcedo quadribrachys Bonaparte, 1850, Guinea.
Forms a superspecies with A. azurea and A. websteri, and possibly also A. meninting. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • quadribrachys Bonaparte, 1850 - Senegambia to W Nigeria (E to R Niger).
  • guentheri Sharpe, 1892 - SE Nigeria E to extreme S Sudan and Uganda (L Victoria), and S to N Angola and NW Zambia.

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