Blue-capped Kingfisher / Actenoides hombroni

Blue-capped Kingfisher / Actenoides hombroni

Blue-capped Kingfisher

SCI Name:  Actenoides hombroni
Protonym:  Actenoides hombroni Consp.Gen.Av. 1 p.157
Taxonomy:  Coraciiformes / Alcedinidae /
Taxonomy Code:  blckin2
Type Locality:  Oceania, error = Philippine Islands.
Publish Year:  1850
IUCN Status:  


(Alcedinidae; Green-backed Kingfisher A. monachus) Gr. ακτις aktis, ακτινος aktinos  beam, brightness, splendour (cf. specific name Dacelo acteon Lesson, 1830 (= subsp. Halcyon leucocephala); cf. “Actenoïde variée” of Hombron & Jacquinot MS 1845); -οιδης -oidēs resembling; "Actenoides, Hombr. et Jacq. (Halcyon p. Gr.)  HALCYON ACTENOIDES, Gr. (Actenoides hombroni, Bp.) Voy. Pole Sud, Ois. t. 23. ex Oceania" (Bonaparte 1850); "ACTENOIDES Bonaparte, 1850 M — Actenoides hombroni Bonaparte, 1850; type by monotypy" (Dickinson and Remsen (eds.), H. & M. Complete Checklist, 4th ed., 2013, 1 (Non-passerines), p. 342).
Var. Aetenoides, Actenoide, Actinoides.
Synon. Astacophilus, Caridagrus, Dacelalcyon.

Surgeon-Maj. Jacques Bernard Hombron (1798-1852) French Navy, surgeon naturalist in the Pacific 1837-1840 (Actenoides, syn. Chalcophaps stephani, syn. Pachycephala flavifrons).