Ispidina

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Ispidina
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African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Ispidina
Kaup, 1848
Species

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Ispidina is a genus of small insectivorous African river kingfishers. The genus was introduced by the German naturalist Johann Jakob Kaup in 1848.[1] The type species is the African pygmy kingfisher (Ispidina picta).[2]

The two species in the genus are:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaup, Johann Jakob (1848). "Die Familie der Eisvögel (Alcedidae)". Verhandlungen des Naturhistorischen Vereins für das Großherzogthum Hessen und Umgebung (in German). 2: 71–72. OCLC 183221382. 
  2. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1945). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 5. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 177. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2016). "Rollers, ground rollers & kingfishers". World Bird List Version 6.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fry, C.H.; Fry, K. (1992). Kingfishers, Bee-eaters and Rollers. London: Chris Helm. ISBN 0-7136-8028-8.