Little Kingfisher

Little Kingfisher, Ceyx pusillus

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Scientific name: Ceyx pusillus




Call: high-pitched squeak




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Little Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Ceyx pusillus pusillus New Guinea, Kai, Aru, w Papuan & Torres Str. is., ne Cape York Pen.
Ceyx pusillus aolae Known from the type specimen from Guadalcanal
Ceyx pusillus bougainvillei Solomon Islands (Bougainville, Santa Isabel and Choiseul)
Ceyx pusillus halli NE Australia (coastal ne Queensland and Hinchinbrook I.)
Ceyx pusillus halmaherae Halmahera, Obi, Ternate and Bacan
Ceyx pusillus laetior N New Guinea (Geelvink Bay to Astrolabe Bay)
Ceyx pusillus masauji Bismarck Arch. (New Britain, New Ireland and New Hanover)
Ceyx pusillus ramsayi Coastal n Australia (Anson Bay to w Cape York Peninsula)
Ceyx pusillus richardsi Central Solomon Islands between Vellalavella and Vangunu

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