White-bellied kingfisher

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White-bellied kingfisher
White-bellied Kingfisher - Ghana S4E2155.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Alcedininae
Genus: Corythornis
Species: C. leucogaster
Binomial name
Corythornis leucogaster
(Fraser, 1843)

Alcedo leucogaster

The white-bellied kingfisher (Corythornis leucogaster) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae that occurs in parts of equatorial west Africa. The first formal description of the species was by the British zoologist Louis Fraser in 1843 under the binomial name Halcyon leucogaster.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2015). "Corythornis leucogaster". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Peters, James Lee, ed. (1945). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 5. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 176. 
  3. ^ Fraser, Louis (1843). "Halcyon leucogaster". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 11 (120): 4.