Sulawesi dwarf kingfisher

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Sulawesi dwarf kingfisher
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Ceyx
C. fallax
Binomial name
Ceyx fallax
(Schlegel, 1866)

The Sulawesi dwarf kingfisher (Ceyx fallax) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae that is endemic to Sulawesi island, Indonesia. The species has numerous common names such as Celebes forest kingfisher, blue-crowned kingfisher, Celebes dwarf-kingfisher, and Celebes pygmy-kingfisher.[2]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


The possibly extinct C. f. sangirensis subspecies

The species carry 2 subspecies; Ceyx fallax fallax can be found in Sulawesi, and offshore of the Lembeh Island, while Ceyx fallax sangirensis is native to Sangihe and Talaud Islands.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ceyx fallax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Sulawesi Dwarf-kingfisher (Ceyx fallax)". Handbook of the Birds of the World: 230. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)