Shining-blue kingfisher

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Shining-blue kingfisher
Shining blue kingfisher.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. quadribrachys
Binomial name
Alcedo quadribrachys
Bonaparte, 1850

The shining-blue kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. It is found in much of sub-Saharan Africa as far south as Zambia.

Subspecies A. q. quadribrachys (top) and A. q. guentheri (bottom); illustration by Keulemans, 1892