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Ceyx sangirensis (Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1898)

Sangihe dwarf kingfisher, Sangihe kingfisher

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ceycopsis sangirensis Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1898 (original combination); Ceyx fallax sangirensis (Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1898)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1997 (Riley, 1997)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Sangihe island, Indonesia

 

The IUCN lists the Sangihe Dwarf Kingfisher as inhabiting Talaud island, but this may be erroneous.

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Meyer, A. B. and Wiglesworth, L. W. (1898). The birds of the Celebes and the neighbouring islands, volume 1. Berlin, Germany: R. Friedländer & Sohn. [278]

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Ceyx sangirensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 26 July 2014.

Fry, C. H. and Fry, K. (1999) Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Riley, Jon. (1997). Biological surveys and conservation priorities on the Sangihe and Talaud islands, Indonesia. Cambridge, U.K.: CSB Conservation Publications.

Riley, Jon. (2002). Population sizes and the status of endemic and restricted-range bird species on Sangihe Island, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 12: 53-78.

http://www.birdlife.org/globally-threatened-bird-forums/2013/03/sulawesi-kingfisher-ceyx-fallax-is-being-split-list-c-sangirensis-as-critically-endangered-and-c-fallax-as-near-threatened/

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/8220/ceyx-sangirensis-sangihe-dwarf-kingfisher

 

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