Mariana kingfisher

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Mariana kingfisher
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Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
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T. albicilla
Binomial name
Todiramphus albicilla
Dumont, 1823

The Mariana kingfisher (Todiramphus albicilla) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is endemic to the Northern Mariana Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and plantations. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the collared kingfisher.

Subspecies[edit]

  • T. a. owstoni (Rothschild, 1904) – northern Mariana Islands
  • T. a. albicilla (Dumont, 1823) – southern Mariana Islands
  • T. a. orii (Taka-Tsukasa & Momiyama, 1931) – Rota

References[edit]

  • Andersen, M.J.; Shult, H.T.; Cibois, A.; Thibault, J.C.; Filardi, C.E.; Moyle, R.G. (2015). "Rapid diversification and secondary sympatry in Australo-Pacific kingfishers (Aves: Alcedinidae: Todiramphus)". Royal Society Open Science. 2 (140375). doi:10.1098/rsos.140375.

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