Ceyx (bird)

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Ceyx erithaca.JPG
Oriental dwarf kingfisher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Ceyx
Lacépède, 1799

C. erithaca
C. fallax
C. lecontei
C. lepidus
C. madagascariensis
C. melanurus
C. rufidorsa

Ceyx is an Old World genus of river kingfishers. The genus has six species, found from South East Asia to the Solomon Islands, with a single species also occurring in Madagascar. The two African species in the genus Ispidina are sometimes placed in this genus. Compared to the related species in the genus Alcedo they are more terrestrial and have a red bill.[1]


  1. ^ Woodall, Peter (2001). "Family Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)". In del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew; Sargatal, Jordi. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6, Mousebirds to Hornbills. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. pp. 103–187. ISBN 978-84-87334-30-6.