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For the volcano, see Alcedo Volcano. For the Peruvian composer, see José Bernardo Alcedo.

Madagascar kingfisher.jpg
Madagascar kingfisher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Alcedo
Linnaeus, 1758

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Alcedo is a genus of birds in the family Alcedinidae. Alcedo is the Latin for "kingfisher".[1]

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.