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Collared Kingfisher Todirhamphus chloris

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): White-collared Kingfisher, Mangrove Kingfisher, Malabar White-collared Kingfisher, Andaman White-collared Kingfisher, Nicobar White-collared Kingfisher, Eastern White-collared Kingfisher, Sordid Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Halcyon chloris


Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore - Feb 25, 2001 © William Hull  Wynnum, Queensland, Australia - Sep, 2004 © Tom Tarrant  Wynnum, Queensland, Australia - Dec, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore - Date unknown © Dave Behrens  Kuala Selangor, Malaysia - Sep 3, 2003 © Alister Benn 
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Se. Asia to n. Australia and Polynesia;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Ethiopia, Eritrea and nw. Somalia along the Red Sea coast of w. Arabia and w. shore of the Gulf of Aden.
(2) Se. Arabia in United Arab Emirates (Khawr Kalba) and nw. Oman (Shmass).
(3) Coastal sw. India (Ratmagiri s. to Kerala).
(4) Andaman Is. and Cocos Is.
(5) Nicobar Is.
(6) E. India in coastal West Bengal, Burma (Mergui Archipelago) and s. to peninsular Malaysia, Tioman Is. and ne. Sumatra.
(7) Is. in JiangsuInterior of Burma and Thailand to c. Vietnam and se. China (Shaweishan Is. in Jiangsu).
(8) S. Sumatra, Borneo, Bangka, Belitung and intervening islands.
(9) W. Samatran Is. (Simeulue s. to Sipora).
(10) Enggano Is.
(11) Java, Bali, Bawean and Kangean Is.
(12) Philippines.
(13) Talaud Is. and Sangihe Is. s. in Sulawesi, Banggai and Sula Is. to the Lesser Sundas (e. from Lombok) to w. Papuan Is. and nw. New Guinea (coastal Vogelkop nd Onin Peninsulas).
(14) Aru Is. and nw., n. and e. Australia from w. Western Australia and Northern Territory (Middle Arm) to Queensland (Daintree River and Bundaberg) and ex. ne. New South Wales.
(15) Wc. Western Australia from the De Grey River w. to the Exmouth Gulf.
(16) Palau Is.
(17) N. Mariana Is. (Ascuncion, Agrihan, Pagan and Almagan Is.).
(18) S. Mariana Is. (Saipan and Tinan Is.).
(19) S. Mariana Is. (Rota Is.).
(20) St. Matthais Is.
(21) Bismarck Archipelago (New Hanover, New Ireland and Feni Is.
(22) Bismarck Archipelago (sw. New Ireland).
(23) Nissan Is. e. of New Ireland.
(24) S. Bismarck Archipelago (Witu, Umboi (Rooke) Is., Sakar, Long and Tolokiwa).
(25) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain).
(26) Louisiade Archipelago.
Solomon Is.:
(27) W. and c. Solomon Is. from Buka and Bougainville e. to Florida Is. and Guadalcanal.
(28) Pavuvu Is. in Russell Is.
(29) Malaita Is.
(30) Ugi, San Cristobal and St. Anna Is.
(31) Malaupaina and Malaulalo.
(32) Rennell Is. and Bellona.
Santa Cruz Is.:
(33) Nw. Santa Cruz Is. (Nendo and Tinakula Is.).
(34) Banks Is. (Reef Is. or Rowa Is.).
(35) Duff Is.
(36) Utupua Is.
(37) Vanikoro Is.
(38) Torres Is. (Hiu and Loh)
(39) Banks Is. s. to Vanuatu (Espiritu Santo and Malo).
(40) Ambae and Maewo c. to Efate Is.
(41) Erromanga Is. Aneityum.
(42) Tanna Is.
(43) C. Polynesia (Futuna Is.).
(44) American Somoa (Tutuila Is.).
(45) American Somoa (Manua Is. including Ofu, Olosega and Tau Is.).
(46) Fiji Is. (Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Viti Levu, Koro, Ovalau and Ngau).
(47) Lau Archipelago.
(48) Fiji Is. (Kandavu, Ono, Vanua Kula Is.).
(49) C. and s. Tonga Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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