Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Silvery Kingfisher (Alcedo argentata) - HBW 6, p. 234

French: Martin-pêcheur argenté German: Silberfischer Spanish: Martín Pescador Plateado

Taxonomy: Ceyx argentata Tweeddale, 1877, Dinagat, Philippines.
Sometimes placed in the genus Ceyx. Forms a superspecies with A. cyanopectus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • flumenicola (Steere, 1890) - Samar, Leyte and Bohol (SC Philippines).
  • argentata (Tweeddale, 1877) - Dinagat, Siargao, Mindanao and Basilan (S Philippines).

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