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Tree Kingfishers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Family: Halcyonidae

The tree kingfishers or wood kingfishers, family Alcedinidae, are the most numerous of the three families of birds in the kingfisher group. There are between 56 and 61 species of tree kingfisher in 8 to 12 genera. The kingfishers are quite well-known: the vagueness of the counts reflects controversies in the taxonomy of this family more than any gross lack of data on the birds themselves.

The family appears to have arisen in Indochina and Indonesia and then spead to many areas around the world. Tree kingfishers are widespread through Asia and Australasia, but also appear in Africa and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Species list:

  • Banded Kingfisher, Lacedo pulchella

  • Shovel-billed Kookaburra, Clytoceyx rex

  • Lilac Kingfisher, Cittura cyanotis

  • Brown-winged Kingfisher, Pelargopsis amauropterus
  • Stork-billed Kingfisher[?], Pelargopsis capensis
  • Black-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis melanorhyncha

  • Ruddy Kingfisher, Halcyon coromanda
  • Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Halcyon badia
  • White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis
  • Gray-headed Kingfisher, Halcyon leucocephala
  • Black-capped Kingfisher[?], Halcyon pileata
  • Javan Kingfisher, Halcyon cyanoventris
  • Woodland Kingfisher, Halcyon senegalensis
  • Mangrove Kingfisher, Halcyon senegaloides
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Halcyon malimbica
  • Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Halcyon albiventris
  • Striped Kingfisher, Halcyon chelicuti

  • Blue-black Kingfisher, Todirhamphus nigrocyaneus
  • Rufous-lored Kingfisher, Todirhamphus winchelli
  • Blue-and-white Kingfisher, Todirhamphus diops
  • Lazuli Kingfisher, Todirhamphus lazuli
  • Forest Kingfisher, Todirhamphus macleayii
  • New Britain Kingfisher, Todirhamphus albonotatus
  • Ultramarine Kingfisher, Todirhamphus leucopygius
  • Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Todirhamphus farquhari
  • Red-backed Kingfisher, Todirhamphus pyrrhopygia
  • Flat-billed Kingfisher, Todirhamphus recurvirostris
  • Micronesian Kingfisher, Todirhamphus cinnamominus
  • Collared Kingfisher, Todirhamphus chloris
  • Sombre Kingfisher, Todirhamphus funebris
  • Talaud Kingfisher, Todirhamphus enigma
  • Beach Kingfisher, Todirhamphus saurophaga
  • Cinnamon-banded Kingfisher, Todirhamphus australasia
  • Sacred Kingfisher, Todirhamphus sanctus
  • Tahiti Kingfisher, Todirhamphus veneratus
  • Mangaia Kingfisher, Todirhamphus ruficollaris
  • Chattering Kingfisher, Todirhamphus tuta
  • Marquesas Kingfisher, Todirhamphus godeffroyi
  • Tuamotu Kingfisher, Todirhamphus gambieri

  • White-rumped Kingfisher, Caridonax fulgidus

  • Hook-billed Kingfisher, Melidora macrorrhina

  • Moustached Kingfisher, Actenoides bougainvillei
  • Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Actenoides concretus
  • Spotted Kingfisher, Actenoides lindsayi
  • Blue-capped Kingfisher, Actenoides hombroni
  • Green-backed Kingfisher, Actenoides monachus
  • Scaly Kingfisher, Actenoides princeps

  • Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Syma torotoro
  • Mountain Kingfisher, Syma megarhyncha

  • Little Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera hydrocharis
  • Common Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera galatea
  • Kofiau Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera ellioti
  • Biak Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera riedelii
  • Numfor Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera carolinae
  • Red-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera nympha
  • Brown-headed Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera danae
  • Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher, Tanysiptera sylvia

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