Príncipe kingfisher

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Príncipe kingfisher
Conservation status
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. cristata
Trinomial name
Alcedo cristata nais
Kaup, 1848
  • Alcedo nais
  • Corythornis nais

The Príncipe kingfisher (Alcedo cristata nais) is a bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to São Tomé and Príncipe.


Originally described as a distinct species, it is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the malachite kingfisher. BirdLife International revised its status to subspecies in 2008.[1]