Southern silvery kingfisher

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Southern silvery kingfisher
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Ceyx
Species: C. argentatus
Binomial name
Ceyx argentatus
Tweeddale, 1877

Alcedo argentata

The southern silvery kingfisher (Ceyx argentatus) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae that is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

In the Philippines, it is called kasay-kasay, and figures in the legend concerning the discovery of the Catholic image of Our Lady of Caysasay.

This species and the northern silvery kingfisher were formerly considered conspecific and called the silvery kingfisher.


  • Collar, N.J. 2011. Species limits in some Philippine birds including the Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Forktail number 27: 29-38.