Azure Kingfisher

Azure Kingfisher, Ceyx azureus

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Scientific name: Ceyx azureus




Call: a high-pitched, shrill, pseet-pseet





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[1] Marshall, A. J. (1931). The azure kingfisher. Emu, 31(1), 44-47. doi: 10.1071/MU931044

[2] Schodde, R., & Mason, I. J. (1976). Infra-specific variation in Alcedo azurea Latham (Alcedinidae). Emu, 76(4), 161-166. doi: 10.1071/MU9760161

[3] Simpson, K., & Day, N. (1988). Field guide to the birds of Australia. London, UK: Christopher Helm.

[4] Williams, S. E. (2006). Vertebrates of the wet tropics rainforests of Australia: Species distributions and biodiversity. Cairns, Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management.

[5] Woinarski, J. C. Z., Brock, C., Armstrong, M., Hempel, C., Cheal, D., & Brennan, K. (2000). Bird distribution in riparian vegetation in the extensive natural landscape of Australia’s tropical savanna: a broad‐scale survey and analysis of a distributional data base. Journal of Biogeography, 27(4), 843-868. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2699.2000.00439.x


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Azure Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Ceyx azureus azureus Coastal e and se Australia
Ceyx azureus affinis N Moluccas (Morotai, Halmahera and Bacan)
Ceyx azureus diemenensis Tasmania
Ceyx azureus lessonii Lowlands of New Guinea, w Papuan islands and Fergusson I.
Ceyx azureus ochrogaster N New Guinea and islands in Geelvink Bay
Ceyx azureus ruficollaris Coastal n Australia and major offshore outlying islands
Ceyx azureus wallaceanus Aru Islands
Ceyx azureus yamdenae Tanimbar Islands (s Banda Sea)

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