Madagascan pygmy kingfisher

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Madagascan pygmy kingfisher
Ceyx madagascariensis -Mantadia National Park, Madagascar-8.jpg
At Mantadia National Park, Madagascar
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Corythornis
Species: C. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Corythornis madagascariensis
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Ceyx madagascariensis
Ispidina madagascariensis

The Madagascan pygmy kingfisher (Corythornis madagascariensis) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar and found in western dry deciduous forests.

Although it has been placed in the genus Ceyx and Ispidina in the past, a study of its molecular phylogenetic relationships with other genera in the region suggests it is best treated as a member of the genus Corythornis.[2]


  1. ^ Corythornis madagascariensis on Avibase
  2. ^ Marks, Ben D.; Willard, David E. (2005). "Phylogenetic relationships of the Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina madagascariensis)". The Auk 122 (4): 1271–1280. doi:10.1642/0004-8038(2005)122[1271:PROTMP]2.0.CO;2.