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Halcyon  Swainson, 1821
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178121

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Blue Kingfishers [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2022   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderCoraciiformes  – Motmots, Bee-eaters, Todies, Kingfishers, Rollers, martins-pęcheurs  
                            FamilyAlcedinidae  – Kingfishers  
                                  GenusHalcyon Swainson, 1821 – Blue Kingfishers  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Halcyon albiventris (Scopoli, 1786) – Brown-hooded Kingfisher, pica-peixe-de-barrete-castanho, Alción cabecipardo, Martin-chasseur ŕ tęte brune 
                                     Species Halcyon badia J. Verreaux & É. Verreaux, 1851 – Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, guarda-rios-de-dorso-castanho, Alción castańo, Martin-chasseur marron 
                                     Species Halcyon chelicuti (Stanley, 1814) – Striped Kingfisher, pica-peixe-riscado, Alción estriado, Martin-chasseur strié 
                                     Species Halcyon coromanda (Latham, 1790) – Ruddy Kingfisher, Alción rojizo, Martin-chasseur violet 
                                     Species Halcyon cyanoventris (Vieillot, 1818) – Javan Kingfisher, Alción de Java, Martin-chasseur de Java 
                                     Species Halcyon gularis (Kuhl, 1820) – Brown-breasted Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher 
                                     Species Halcyon leucocephala (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) – Grey-headed Kingfisher, passarinha, Alción cabeciblanco, Martin-chasseur ŕ tęte grise, Gray-headed Kingfisher 
                                     Species Halcyon malimbica (Shaw, 1812) – Blue-breasted Kingfisher, pica-peixe-de-peito-azul, Alción pechiazul, Martin-chasseur ŕ poitrine bleue 
                                     Species Halcyon pileata (Boddaert, 1783) – Black-capped Kingfisher, Alción capirotado, Martin-chasseur ŕ coiffe noire 
                                     Species Halcyon senegalensis (Linnaeus, 1766) – Woodland Kingfisher, pica-peixe-dos-bosques, Alción senegalés, Martin-chasseur du Sénégal 
                                     Species Halcyon senegaloides A. Smith, 1834 – Mangrove Kingfisher, pica-peixe-dos-mangais, Alción de manglar, Martin-chasseur des mangroves 
                                     Species Halcyon smyrnensis (Linnaeus, 1758) – White-throated Kingfisher, guarda-rios-de-papo-branco, Alción de Esmirna, Martin-chasseur de Smyrne, White-breasted Kingfisher 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Halcyon    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Halcyon    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: IOC World Bird List (version 12.1), website (version 12.1)  
  Acquired: 2022   
  Notes: Gill, F., D. Donsker, and P. Rasmussen, eds. 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.1). doi: 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.1. Available at [Accessed 21 Jan, 2022]   
  Reference for: Halcyon   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Halcyon   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2005.11.05, website (version 05-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Zoonomen Nomenclatural data maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Halcyon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Halcyon, Blue Kingfishers [English]   

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