Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher / Chloroceryle inda

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

Here the details of the Green-and-rufous Kingfisher named bird below:

SCI Name:  Chloroceryle inda
Protonym:  Alcedo inda Syst.Nat.ed.12 ed.12 p.179
Taxonomy:  Coraciiformes / Alcedinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  garkin1
Type Locality:  'India occidental!, '' error = Guiana ex Edwards.
Publish Year:  1766
IUCN Status:  


(Alcedinidae; Ϯ American Pygmy Kingfisher C. aenea) Gr. χλωρος khlōros  green; genus Ceryle Boie, 1828, kingfisher (see Megaceryle); "Chloroceryle Kaup (subgenus), Verh. naturhist. Ver. Grossherz. Hessen, Heft 2, 1848, p. 68. Type, by subsequent designation, Alcedo superciliosa Linné = Alcedo aenea Pallas. (Sharpe, Monogr. Alced., 1871, p. viii.)...  1 G. R. Gray's 1855 designation is invalid since he credits the genus to Reichenbach as of 1851." (Peters, 1945, V, p. 168). Due to competition from endemic families, the kingfishers Alcedinidae have undergone sparse speciation in the Americas, and the green and rufous American Pygmy Kingfisher is the smallest of only two genera and six species found there.
Synon. Amazonis.

L. Indus Indian  <  India  India.
● Erroneous TL. India occidentali (= West Indies = Guiana); ex “Spotted King’s-fisher” of Edwards 1743 (Chloroceryle).