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Variable Kingfisher Ceyx lepidus

Described by: Temminck (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Chameleon Dwarf Kingfisher, Dwarf Forest-Kingfisher, Dwarf Kingfisher, Variable Dwarf-Kingfisher, Goodfellow's Kingfisher, Philippine Dwarf-Kingfisher, Gentian Kingfisher
Old scientific name(s): Alcedo lepida


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C. and s. Philippines, Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismarck Arcipelago and Solomon Islands;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) C. and s. Philippines (Banton, Tablas, Romblon, Sibuyan, Semirara, Negros, Cebu, Olango, Siquijor, Camiguin Sur, Mindanao, Basilan, Malamaui, Jolo, Tawitawi and Bongao).
(2) Sula Is. (Seho, Taliabu, Mangole, Sanana).
(3) N. Moluccas (Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore, Bacan, Bisa and Obi) .
(4) S. Moluccas (Ambelau, Ambon, Seram, Saparua, Seram Laut and Watubela).
(4) S. Moluccas (Buru Is.).
(6) Aru Is., w. Papuan Is. in Geelvink Bay, Aru Is., New Guinea (including Kairiru Is. and Karkar Is.) to D'Entrecasteaux Is.
(7) Admiralty Is. (Manus Is.).
Bismarck Archipelago:
(8) New Hanover, New Ireland, Tabar Is. and Lihir Is.
(9) New Britain and associated islands (Umboi (Rook Is.), Lolobau and Watom).
Solomon Is.:
(10) Buka Is. and Bougainville to Choiseul and Santa Isabel Is.
(11) New Georgia Group (Vellalavella, New Georgia and Rendova Is.).
(12) Guadalcanal Is.
(13) Malaita Is.
(14) San Cristobal Is.


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


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