Malagasy kingfisher

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Malagasy kingfisher
Malagasy Kingfisher RWD.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: Alcedo vintsioides
Binomial name
Alcedo vintsioides
Eydoux & Gervais, 1836
Synonyms
  • Corythornis vintsioides
  • Alcedo cristata vintsioides[2]

The Malagasy kingfisher or Madagascar kingfisher (Alcedo vintsioides and previously categorised as Corythornis vintsioides) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family that is found in Madagascar, and Mayotte (Comoros). Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

It is closely related to the malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) which is widely distributed in mainland Africa.

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