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Malagasy kingfisher

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Coraciiformes
Subfamily  Alcedininae
Scientific name  Alcedo vintsioides
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Alcedinidae
Genus  Corythornis
Higher classification  Alcedo
Malagasy kingfisher Malagasy Kingfisher Madagascar Kingfisher Corythornis
Similar  Kingfisher, Bird, Alcedo, Azure kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher

The Malagasy kingfisher or Madagascar kingfisher (Corythornis vintsioides) is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae that is found in Madagascar, Mayotte and the Comoros. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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It is closely related to the malachite kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus) which is widely distributed in mainland Africa.

Malagasy kingfisher Malagasy Kingfisher Alcedo vintsioides Photo
Malagasy kingfisher More on Alcedo vintsioides Malagasy Kingfisher
Malagasy kingfisher Malagasy Kingfishers or Madagascar Kingfishers Alcedo vintsioides
Malagasy kingfisher Malagasy Kingfisher Corythornis vintsioides Hotspot Birding

References

Malagasy kingfisher Wikipedia


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