Malagasy kingfisher

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Malagasy kingfisher
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Corythornis
Species: C. vintsioides
Binomial name
Corythornis vintsioides
Eydoux & Gervais, 1836
Synonyms
  • Alcedo vintsioides[2]

The Malagasy kingfisher or Madagascar kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae that is found in Madagascar, Mayotte and the 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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