Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kingfishers :: Malachite Kingfisher
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Described by: Pallas (1764)
Alternate common name(s): African Malachite-Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Corythornis cristata, Alcedo robertsi, Alcedo cyanostigma
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RangeAfrica s. of the Sahara;
(1) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali and s. Niger to Ghana.
(2) Nigeria, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands, s. Chad to Uganda, Botswana and South Africa (Cape Province).
(3) S. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and s. Somalia.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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